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  • 2 men sentenced in Sarah Palin lawyer harassment case

    06/10/2012 7:01:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies
    *snip* The Christys, of McAdoo, Pa., pleaded guilty in January to making harassing phone calls to Palin's attorneys. Attorney John Tiemessen testified that the men's calls threatened Palin and attorneys. Both Christys apologized Friday for their actions. *snip* In Friday's sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ordered Shawn Christy to spend up to six months at the Scranton residential facility, where a bed will become available in mid-July. Christy wanted to return to his parent's home, where he had been living until his arrest last year. "Why can't I go home now?" he said. "Because I'm not letting you...
  • Margaret Cho Complains GOP is 'Against Our Rights,' Palin Tries to 'Beat Feminism Down'

    05/28/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    News /buster.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show, comedienne Margaret Cho wondered why some women are Republicans as she asserted that the GOP is "a party that's so against our rights, our reproductive rights, so many rights in so many ways." Cho also complained that Sarah Palin tries to "beat feminism down," claiming that "Sarah Palin wouldn't exist without feminism." After host Melissa Harris-Perry recounted a GOP drive to appeal to women, Cho wondered: What are women getting out of the GOP? That's, I always question that. I always wonder. This is a party that's so against our...
  • ‘I don’t loathe her as a person’: author of controversial Palin book

    10/02/2011 8:15:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct 2, 2011 | athryn Blaze Carlson
    Ever since the National Enquirer leaked salacious details from The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin before the book was published, author Joe McGinniss has been embroiled in controversy. First, the tabloid revealed his book’s more lurid accusations against Ms. Palin: An alleged affair with her husband’s business partner, a pre-marital sexual encounter with former NBA player Glen Rice and snorting cocaine. Then The New York Times said Mr. McGinniss used his summer living next door to the Palins in Alaska to “chase caustic, unsubstantiated gossip.”
  • The Palin Fetish: How Liberals Expose Themselves by Trying to Expose Sarah Palin (video)

    10/01/2011 8:33:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Macho Sauce Productions via Pajamas Media TV ^ | September 29, 2011 | Freeper: Zo - Macho Sauce Productions aka AlonZo Rachel
    "What is the most damning allegation against me? 'Sarah Palin doesn't deserve to be President because before she was married she has sex with a black man?' What's funnier is that liberals think they should be congratulated for crossing the color line."
  • It’s Really God’s Fault that Palin Hasn’t Decided (Buck-toothed Lesbian Blogger hates Sarah)

    10/01/2011 5:00:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    malialitman.wordpress.com ^ | October 1, 2011 | Malia Litman
    Gosh darn it! How long does it take for God to make up his mind whether he wants Sarah to run for President? He’s had plenty of time. Sarah has talked with him often, so he’s had ample opportunity to bring up the subject. What’s wrong with him? Is He scared or intimidated by her? Is he afraid that Todd and his buddies will beat him up?From the minute the election of 2008 was over, God should have been considering all options. What was he thinking? Tim Pawlenty declared his intention to run in March 2011.That should have been a...
  • McGinniss says people quoted in Sarah Palin book have been threatened

    09/29/2011 5:07:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 09/29/2011 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    WASHINGTON - Author Joe McGinniss says some of the people quoted by name in his controversial book on Sarah Palin have been threatened since its release last week."A couple of them have already gotten some blowback," McGinniss said Thursday in a telephone interview from Toronto, where he was in town promoting "The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin.""One guy was even told he'd better watch his back because it's going to be a long winter; he might not see the end of it because he has such a big mouth." After months spent fending off similar threats when he...
  • The ABC’s vilification of Sarah Palin

    01/10/2011 2:55:05 PM PST · by epithermal · 24 replies
    couriermail.com.au ^ | January 10, 2011 | Andrew Bolt
    he ABC’s 7.30 Report devotes an entire report tonight to the “toxic” political rhetoric that reporter Michael Brissenden suggests inspired the shooting of Democrat congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords. That rhetoric, Brissenden implies, doesn’t just date from the rise of Sarah Palin two years ago, but came with her. She is, after all, the only politician he singles out, and her political arrival is assumed as the date the trouble started. Not once does Brissenden try to establish the truth of the claim that gunman Jared Loughner was driven by this political climate to kill, or, indeed, that he was a Palin...
  • Tina Fey Unveils -The Sarah Palin Network- on SNL - sarah palin

    04/11/2010 2:29:45 AM PDT · by tlb · 81 replies · 3,145+ views
    nbc ^ | April 11, 2010 | Tina Fey Unveils -The Sarah Palin Network- on SNL - sarah palin
    The Sarah Palin Network- on SNL
  • USA Today cherry picks poll data in Sarah Palin article

    12/11/2009 6:50:07 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 6 replies · 702+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, December 11, 2009 at 3:55 AM | Josh Painter
    * In a feature article based on an interview with Sarah Palin, USA's Kathy Kiely cherry picked some old poll data to make the former governor appear to be less popular with the American public than she actually is: "But even as her book sales soar, Palin remains a divisive figure in American politics. In an October Gallup Poll, 50% of those surveyed viewed the conservative Republican unfavorably, compared to 40% who had a favorable view."That Gallup poll was conducted October 1-4, more than three two months ago. Since then, an Opinion Research poll conducted November 17-18 for FOX News...
  • WARNING: Palin Derangement Syndrome Outbreak at the Daily Beast

    03/30/2010 1:02:44 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 42 replies · 1,704+ views
    Kudos to Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown for penning an anti-Sarah Palin tirade so vitriolic, I thought there had been a mix-up with her byline and Andrew Sullivan’s. Well, technically she’s blasting John McCain for allowing Palin to campaign for him, because…uh…it’s Sarah Palin, Personification of Evil! Get with the program! From the hit piece: "Cindy McCain was glacially self-contained in a trim, chic suit, at her husband’s side. When will high-def pick up the grinding of teeth? She introduced Palin as “a breath of fresh air” when in fact, as far as the McCains are concerned, Palin was a...
  • Maher: ‘Brain-Dead’ Palin ‘a Babbling, Barely House-Broken, Uneducated Being’

    02/27/2010 9:20:54 AM PST · by Justaham · 77 replies · 1,549+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2-27-10 | Brent Baker
    Sarah Palin sends liberals into irrational frenzies of contempt and, in the case of Bill Maher, fits of condescension which drive him to denigrate anyone stupid enough to see anything good in her. Maher began and ended his Friday night HBO program, Real Time with Bill Maher, with derogatory “jokes” based on the presumption Palin and her supporters are morons. He started with how at the health care summit the attendees recited stories about health care perils: “John McCain told how he once carried a brain-dead woman through an entire campaign.” About 56 minutes later, Maher raised Tiger Woods and...
  • Palin's Church attempted murders still a cold case: imagine if this was Rev. Wright's church

    01/29/2010 6:06:42 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies · 456+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | January 29, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The smoke blackened Christmas wreath that hung near the fire torched front door of Sarah Palin’s church 13 months ago is long gone, but her sincere apology for any unnecessary attention she may have drawn to the Wasilla Bible Church remains characteristically translucent. Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren she learned her church was burning by a friend’s visit at 1:30 a.m. on December 13, 2008. Yet Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright still insists, “It had nothing to do with Sarah Palin.” He discounts connection to a “homosexual healing conference” the church co-sponsored, but he admitted a state arson investigation...
  • Entertainment Media Finds Any Excuse to Blast Sarah Palin

    12/22/2009 1:52:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 852+ views
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 21, 2009 | Billy Hallowell
    The entertainment media’s treatment of Sarah Palin and her family has been abhorrent. Like their biased and unjust hard news media brethren, entertainment outlets have gone out of their way to tarnish Palin’s image. While tabloids, semi-legitimate entertainment programs and celebrities issue incessant praise for President Obama and his leftist policies, Palin is showered with insults and inappropriate slurs. And let’s not forget the ongoing insensitive questioning about the birth of her special needs son, Trig. Since the end of the 2008 campaign, some of the most glaring examples of the entertainment media’s obsession with anti-Palin coverage have centered on...
  • LEVI JOHNSTON AND THE MIDDLE-AMERICAN MINSTREL SHOW

    10/14/2009 5:09:53 PM PDT · by denydenydeny · 24 replies · 1,444+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/14.09 | Kurt Schlichter
    Levi Johnston’s shameless exploitation by the liberal media is more than just a convenient cudgel for bashing Sarah Palin. It’s a modern minstrel show, with “Middle American” substituted for “African-American” as Levi capers for his condescending media “friends” wearing figurative blackface. And just as the minstrel shows of the past were tools to reinforce prejudice, the Levi Johnston show is meant to reinforce the prejudices and smug sense of superiority of its elitist liberal audience.
  • Sympathy for the Palin (Levi Johnston is the most shirt-tail of relatives)

    10/20/2009 12:15:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 1,540+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | October 19, 2009 | David Sarasohn
    I have, over the past year or so, expressed occasional dismay over Sarah Palin. I think she has the issue understanding of a Kodiak bear and an Arctic wolf’s eye for the main chance, and I think the idea of her being president, devising a national budget and having access to nuclear weapons is the kind of horrific vision that might come to you after weeks alone in the Alaskan wilderness. But I don’t know what she did to deserve Levi Johnston. Johnston, if you miss both the political news and the supermarket tabloids, is the former high school classmate,...
  • Tina Fey: Downright Mean

    09/19/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies · 3,874+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | September 19, 2009 | Jason Killian Meath
    Tina Fey recently won an Emmy for her uncanny resemblance and venomous impersonation of Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. In accepting her award, Fey was her typical, obloquious self saying, “Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin!” 2008 marked a departure from the memorable, more cordial years of Chevy Chase as a clumsy Gerald Ford or Dana Carvey’s hilarious H.W. Bush: “wouldn’t be prudent.” Fey was downright mean.
  • Tasteless: Olbermann Guest Invokes 'Special-Needs' Children to Bash Palin

    09/17/2009 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,169+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Keith Olbermann is not one to pass up an opportunity to attack anything that even hints at being right of center. The repugnant MSNBC host devoted some three-quarters of his Sept. 16 show to claim criticism of President Barack Obama had to have elements of racism, no matter how you sliced it. And therefore, those critics were all despicable human beings, end of story. However, he did manage to find time to revert to old tried and true method of appeasing his angry left-wing desires - a little bashing of former Republican vice-presidential nominee and Gov. Sarah Palin, with an...
  • Macleans: Those Racist, Mean ‘Palin Republicans’

    09/17/2009 10:34:29 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies · 675+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/17/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    You know, those Palin Republicans are all such racist, fearmongers, right? Well if you didn't know it, Macleans of Canada wants to make sure you do with a piece headlined "The Palin Republicans." For Macleans, writer John Parisella thinks he's discovered why the GOP can't capitalize on the distrust that more and more Americans are feeling for the Obama administration and his Social-Democratic Party. It's because Sarah Palin is a big ol' meanie that told a lie about death panels. And what could save the GOP according to this loony leftist? Why capitulating to socialist healthcare, of course. Oh, and...
  • Sarah Palin's Op/Ed Now Most Popular Article On **Entire** Wall Street Journal Website

    09/10/2009 12:01:51 PM PDT · by quesney · 93 replies · 6,440+ views
    1. Opinion: Sarah Palin: Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care 2. Opinion: Read the Union Health-Care Label 3. Opinion: Rove: Obama's Big Political Gamble 4. Obama Makes His Health Pitch 5. Jobs Takes Stage at Apple Event 6. Opinion: Norman Podhoretz: Why Are Jews Liberals? 7. Opinion: Henninger: It's Still the Economy, Stupid 8. Opinion: Obama Doubles Down 9. Rep. Wilson's 'Lie' Yell Sparks Backlash 10. iPhone Apps Help Users Find Way ---- ...and 3rd most emailed. Not bad for a "dumb undereducated hick" from outside the Beltway, or whatever it is liberal are calling her these days. btw,...
  • White House to Palin: Your ideas are “scary and risky”; Palin to White House: Quit making things up

    09/10/2009 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 2,388+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 7:22 pm on September 9, 2009 | Allahpundit
    I love the smell of easy traffic in the morning. Team Barry was grumpy over her Journal op-ed last night so they tossed this grenade at her in their daily talking points: On Gov. Palin’s AttacksEvery non partisan organization that has looked at her claims say they are false. And the ideas in her op-ed are both scary and risky. Eliminating Medicare and giving our seniors vouchers instead is a bad idea that we shouldn’t adopt. To which Palin, within the last hour, posted this reply/prebuttal of tonight’s speech: I’m pleased that the White House is finally responding to Republican...
  • On war photo, Palin again speaks out of righteous ignorance (Alaska-sized Barf Alert)

    09/08/2009 3:19:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies · 1,340+ views
    EXAMINER ^ | 08 SEPTEMBER 2009 | Rabbi Ben Kamin
    The self-appointed leader of the lowly opposition, a person whose greatest single summer feat was to walk away from the job the people of Alaska elected her to do, a twitchy woman who challenged President Obama to an arm wrestling match earlier year, has now gathered her credentials to speak on the moral complexities of war, media, responsibility, and family grief. Sarah Palin called the Associated Press's decision to release a battlefield photo of a dying Marine over the family's objection "an evil thing to do." Lacking a podium, a network, or a job, she again relied on her Facebook...
  • McKinsey attacks the NHS – the fate of Sarah Palin looms

    09/03/2009 3:13:02 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 26 replies · 1,207+ views
    Guardian.com.UK ^ | 9/3/09 | Michael White
    The Curse of Nye Bevan usually strikes down anyone who badmouthes the health service - as Levi Johnston's claims prove
  • Alaskan Fisherman talks about Sarah Palin

    08/30/2009 9:46:31 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 101 replies · 7,048+ views
    Marion's Word ^ | August 08 | Dewey Whetsell
    The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it…It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here. 1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt...
  • I'm Coming After MSNBC for Calling Sarah Palin the Poster Girl for Racism

    08/06/2009 10:14:53 PM PDT · by euram · 41 replies · 1,475+ views
    Motivation: Truth ^ | 08-06-09 | Adrienne
    This is a new low. MSNBC is a disgrace, and I never expect anything remotely fair or ethical to emerge from their dealings with conservatives, Sarah Palin in particular, but their recent smearing is way over the top--and I'm just...FED UP! Why can't the Left just deal with the real issues? That would be "too much like right," so what do they do? You know what they do because you've seen it so many times before.
  • The New Republic: Goodbye, Palin (NPR hit piece, AK Dems/Reps bash Sarah)

    07/25/2009 3:00:18 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies · 1,869+ views
    National Public Radio (NPR.Org) ^ | July 24, 2009 | Suzy Khimm
    When Sarah Palin abruptly announced that she was planning to leave office, it was clear whom she blamed for her early exit. ... Blasting her adversaries for paralyzing the Alaska governor's office with charges of "frivolous ethics violations," Palin and her representatives accused these unnamed "Outside interests" of harming her ability to govern after returning from the presidential campaign. ... There's no doubt that Alaska's state government has been paralyzed since Palin's return, with anger and frustration emanating from both the governor's office and the state legislature. All of Palin's major bills failed to pass this year's first 90-day session....
  • "We should be afraid, but not of Sarah Palin"

    07/25/2009 11:09:20 AM PDT · by DB9 · 24 replies · 1,442+ views
    C4P ^ | July 25, 2009 | R. A. Mansour
    By R. A. Mansour The following letter to the editor was published in the River News Herald in Rio Vista, California: "FIRING BACK at “Taking Aim” There seems to be a national epidemic of obsessive compulsive behavior commonly known as “Palin-itis”. While most often observed in mainstream media, it was most recently manifested locally in last week’s column by Al Eaton. The symptoms are an irrational and overwhelming need to mock, demean, denigrate and ultimately destroy Sarah Palin and her family. It can be done by lies, innuendo, half-truths, and of course, the ever popular unnamed and anonymous sources. I...
  • Hating Sarah Palin - and Us

    07/23/2009 10:33:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1,291+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-24-09 | Stuart Schwartz
    Return to the Article July 24, 2009Hating Sarah Palin - and UsBy Stuart Schwartz Any way you look at it, it's us vs. them. The media elite hate Sarah Palin with a passion -- the same passion they have used for decades to rant about us. We are the "primitive strain," the "booboisie," or, as The New York Times put it, the "Philistines." We are a people, according to Times columnist Maureen Dowd, that displays a "reptilian American desire " for prosperity and an innate disrespect for culture and our betters, who are the political and media elite that...
  • Another Ethics Complaint Filed Against Gov. Sarah Palin, The 6th From The Same Person

    07/21/2009 7:54:19 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 39 replies · 1,419+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/21/09 | talkradio03
    This is how the left uses frivilous ethics complaints to target Palin, this clown has made 5 complaints against Palin previously...
  • NY Times Reaches a New Low(Palin Derangement Syndrome)

    07/20/2009 9:14:01 PM PDT · by This Just In · 37 replies · 2,913+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2009 | Jack Kemp
    Return to the Article July 20, 2009 NY Times reaches a new low Jack Kemp Back at the time of the William Kennedy Smith rape trial in Florida, in the 1990s, the NY Times had published the name of the alleged rape victim after the local New York WNBC television station aired it. Later, at the trial, the then-head of the National Enquirer was entering the court building when journalists asked him if he would be also publishing the name of the alleged rape victim. In answering in the negative, an incredible role reversal occurred. The National Enquirer publisher lifted...
  • Op-ed column: DiNicola used Palin to belittle Christians and their values

    07/19/2009 8:45:30 AM PDT · by curth · 17 replies · 830+ views
    daily gazette ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2009 | Pamela Terlaak-Poot
    I am not Sarah Palin, but I feel her pain. Every time the liberal left wants to take a swipe at the Republican Party, Sarah Palin is brought up. True to form in the July 12 Gazette, Dan DiNicola wrote a hit piece labeling Republicans who have traditional religious values as zealots. How did he begin his incoherent ramblings? With Sarah Palin, of course. DiNicola joins a long line of men in the media who cannot seem to stop talking about Mrs. Palin. David Letterman has frequently made lewd and humorless remarks about the Alaskan governor, even to the point...
  • Really are worlds apart [Palin musings]

    07/19/2009 4:10:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies · 1,392+ views
    timesargus.com ^ | July 19, 2009 | Willem Lang
    You've just gotta love Sarah Palin! Unless, perhaps, she's your state's governor, and her antics are distracting the state from its business. Or unless you're Mitt Romney, trying to make the next Republican presidential primary campaign a sober affair that you can control. Or unless you're Mike Huckabee, fearful of being outflanked on the anti-abortion right. Or unless you're an Arctic wolf, dodging large-caliber bullets fired from a helicopter. Other than those, I can't think of any good reason not to thank Providence for sending her to us. Named after a feisty Jewish lady – the very first Jewish lady,...
  • Talking Points Memo: Palin Quit Because "She wants to spread Down syndrome"

    07/04/2009 11:18:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies · 5,007+ views
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Kristinn
    The liberal Talking Points Memo website, which is deemed a respectable political site by the mainstream media which regularly quotes from their articles, published an article last night that speculated Alaska Governor Sarah Palin resigned because "she wants to spread Down syndrome." Palin's infant son Trig was born last year with Down syndrome.Amazingly, the article was published at 11:51 p.m., hours after the Huffington Post had issued an apology over a similarly themed article that the site pulled after it was highlighted by Free Republic.The TPM article, entitled Possible Reasons for Sarah Palin's Resignation and Other Schadenfreude, was written by...
  • Why Palin Resigned

    07/10/2009 11:52:34 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 27 replies · 1,431+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/10/2009 | Mathew Conntinetti
    early July, while most Americans were preparing for a long weekend of celebratory parades, charred meats, and noisy fireworks, Sarah Palin made some plans of her own. The Alaska governor had been the object of endless media attention and assorted calumnies since she became John McCain's vice presidential nominee last August. Now she wanted to try something new. So, on July 3, in a speech delivered from her home on Lake Lucille in Wasilla, Palin told her constituents that not only would she not seek a second term, but she would also be transferring authority to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell...
  • Colleen O’Connor: Sarah Palin’s Move Is Brilliant Politics

    07/06/2009 11:30:12 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 85 replies · 2,839+ views
    San Diego News Network ^ | Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 7:36 am
    Sarah Palin’s decision to resign as governor of Alaska so that she could, “advance in another direction,” was a brilliant political move. She senses, or sees, or grasps what few in politics understand today. Americans are tired of the same old, same old — be it Republican, Democratic, or even Green Party (See California’s recent special election results). The sound of thundering hoofs coming over the hill is apparent to any real student of political history. However, it seems that only an unlikely moose hunter like Palin has put her ear to the ground to listen. The rumblings are not...
  • Huffington Post Apologizes for Offensive Sarah Palin Article

    07/03/2009 9:38:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies · 7,775+ views
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Huffington Post issued an apology Friday evening for an article about the resignation of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted at their website entitled, Palin Will Run In '12 On More Retardation Platform, written by HuffPo writer Erik Sean Nelson.The Daily Dose published an e-mail apology from Mario Ruiz of HuffPo: Due to an editorial lapse, Erik Sean Nelson’s post on Sarah Palin bypassed the normal vetting process and appeared on HuffPost — but was never featured anywhere on the site. Even though satiric works are generally given greater latitude, Nelson’s post falls outside of HuffPost’s editorial guidelines. As such,...
  • Washington Whispers: Bloggers Positive About Palin's Resignation (MSM stunned)

    07/06/2009 3:43:52 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 52 replies · 3,559+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | Posted July 6, 2009 | Paul Bedard
    Chalk up another strange twist in the Sarah Palin affair. Just when we thought blogger attacks on the Alaska guv would spike, her surprise resignation is being met with positive blog buzz. Whereas her "Zeta Buzz" was 54 percent negative before her weekend resignation press conference, it has since changed to 69 percent positive, say our friends at Zeta Interactive. Here's what they tell us about Palin: Over the past few weeks, the blogosphere has been flooded with information—celebrity deaths, rumors, speculation, gossip and commentary. On July 3, another topic made its way into online communities, chat rooms and social...
  • MSNBC's David Shuster Praises 'Must Read' Palin Slam by Dem Strategist Begala (Majjor Barf alert!)

    07/06/2009 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies · 834+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 7-6-09 | Ken Shepherd
    MSNBC anchor and Keith Olbermann wannabe David Shuster is so beside himself with glee over Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation that he's eager to let the whole world -- or at least some 18,000+ followers on Twitter -- know about it 140 characters at a time. In the process Shuster spewed ad hominem attacks on Palin backers on Twitter and endorsed as a knee-slapper a July 3 slam of Palin penned by veteran Democratic hack Paul Begala. Earlier Sunday evening the regular substitute host for "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" snickered over Palin's choice of legal counsel and his "intellectual vapidity." Those...
  • Sarah Surprises Again

    07/06/2009 12:55:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies · 1,306+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7-06-09 | Robert Stacy McCain -OP/ED
    Political Hay Sarah Surprises Again By Robert Stacy McCain on 7.6.09 @ 6:09AM Anyone who previously doubted Sarah Palin's celebrity status need no longer doubt. The surprise announcement of her decision to resign the Alaska governorship effective July 26 -- fully 18 months before the end of her first term -- generated a reaction nearly powerful enough to bump Michael Jackson's funeral from the headlines. In addition to the usual sources of political news, People magazine weighed in with a report quoting gubernatorial father-in-law Jim Palin's reaction: "Wow.…We had no idea it was coming." The elder Palin reported that "Sarah...
  • A Map-Based Answer to the Palin Question

    07/06/2009 9:29:19 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 208 replies · 8,061+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 July 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are two aspects of Governor Palin's decision to resign now, which have not been competently discussed, or discussed at all, in the main stream media. One is based on the map, the other is based in American political history. Regarding the map: I have two, immediate sources to know how long it takes, with what sort of wearing down from the journey itself, to travel to and from Alaska. One is my cousin who is a leading labor lawyer, and who went from Atlanta to Alaska frequently when the Aleska Pipeline was under construction. The other is my son-in-law's...
  • Palin's True-Believers Still Believe

    07/06/2009 11:54:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 925+ views
    CQPolitics.com ^ | July 4, 2009 10:22 AM | David Corn
    Are Sarah Palin's true-believers crying, "Say it ain't so"? No, abiding by the spin-is-all rule of modern politics, they are praising Palin's decision to quit as yet more evidence of her leadership abilities. Team Sarah, a group of conservatives who fancy the soon-to-be-ex Alaska governor, released this statement on Friday night: WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Today Team Sarah commented on the announcement that Sarah Palin will step down as Governor of Alaska on July 25, 2009: "Sarah Palin has always been an intensely independent woman -- always true to her faith, her family and call to public service. She has...
  • How Palin's Resignation Makes Her the True Frontrunner

    07/04/2009 7:04:31 AM PDT · by skimbell · 183 replies · 5,843+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jul 4, 2009 | John Batchelor
    Rather than a blow to a career, Sarah Palin's decision to resign underlines her self-awareness, writes The Daily Beast's John Batchelor. She is now unmatched for the 2012 primary. The early excuse for the Republican circular firing squad of the holiday weekend is that Weekly Standard editor and party brainiac Bill Kristol claims that pugnacious McCain campaign enforcer Steve Schmidt has been caught gossiping to Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdum about Sarah Palin’s rambling and incoherent vice-presidential campaign last September and October...
  • Conservative backlash against Palin

    07/06/2009 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies · 3,210+ views
    Conservative backlash against Palin @ 1:45 pm by Eric Zimmermann Sarah Palin's resignation has left political analysts scratching their heads. But it has also left conservative activists and bloggers confused, frustrated, and often times upset. Some of Sarah Palin's biggest fans now openly wonder if she has any shot at the 2012 nomination. Ed Morrisey at Hot Air calls Palin's move "easily the most bizarre resignation I've seen, and just about senseless." Citing her lame-duck status as a reason to resign was "the most incoherent part of the entire statement," Morrissey ads. Using this logic, Palin should never have run...
  • Palin Offers Pour In ( Barf alert on the comments )

    07/06/2009 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 1,371+ views
    Political Wire ^ | July 06, 2009 | Mike Allen
    "Our sources say lucrative offers have poured in from left, right and center. So far, the skeptical coverage from the MSM is HELPING her with her base.
  • Liberal blogger says Palin won't silence her ( Shannyn Moore )

    07/06/2009 7:20:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies · 2,605+ views
    Daily News-Miner ^ | July 5, 2009 | Mary Pemberton
    The flap with Shannyn Moore is over remarks the liberal blogger made about why Palin is quitting her job as governor ... Palin, through her lawyer, on Saturday threatened to explore "legal options" against Moore and media outlets that choose to republish like-minded "false and defamatory allegations" about Palin's resignation. Lawyer Thomas Van Flein said that soon after Palin's surprise announcement, several unscrupulous people "asserted false and defamatory" allegations. Moore is the only person named specifically.
  • On Twitter, Palin Lashes Out at Critics

    07/05/2009 11:57:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 1,055+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, July 6, 2009 | Politics Digest
    After a low-profile Fourth of July, Sarah Palin took to Twitter this morning to decry her critics and urge supporters to weather the media criticism over her decision to resign as governor of Alaska. "Critics are spinning, so hang in there as they feed false info on the right decision made as I enter last yr in office to not run again," she wrote through TwitterBerry, a mobile device application for the popular 140-character-per-"tweet" social-networking site. The brief message, consistent with the tone of her Friday news conference, during which she condemned as "blood sport" the national political process, came...
  • Palin: Yeah, She’s Running And Ready To Rumble!

    07/05/2009 9:53:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies · 1,696+ views
    Strata Sphere Blog ^ | Jul 05 2009 | AJStrata
    I pretty well nailed Governor Palin’s strategy when she announced. Today there is little doubt to what she intends to do: “I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote in a posting on her Facebook page. Palin’s spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, confirmed Palin wrote the entry. One thing I did forget to mention in the previous post which is clear today - Palin is going to shove as much crow down as...
  • Palin attorney warns media over 'defamatory' charges

    07/05/2009 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies · 1,886+ views
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2009 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    As Gov. Sarah Palin blasted the media Saturday in a tough Facebook post, her attorney delivered a strong warning to news outlets that they should not report any stories that allege the Alaska governor is leaving office because she is under any kind of federal investigation. CNN has not reported these allegations were in any way connected to the governor's decision to leave office early. "To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as 'fact' that Governor Palin resigned because she is 'under federal investigation' for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will...
  • Palin attorney decries 'defamatory' rumors (Huffington Post writer admits spreading rumors)

    07/05/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 122 replies · 2,652+ views
    anchorage daily news ^ | 7/5/2009 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    Gov. Sarah Palin's personal attorney issued a statement Saturday denouncing rumors that Palin resigned because she is under criminal investigation and threatening legal action for publishing "defamatory" material about the governor. "I can say definitively I am aware of no criminal investigation whatsoever involving Sarah Palin. Zero," Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said in a phone interview as he attended the Fourth of July festivities on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage. Earlier in the day, Palin's personal spokeswoman, Meg Stapleton, sent out a statement from Van Flein attacking "false and defamatory allegations that the 'real' reasons for Governor Palin's...
  • Sarah Palin Warns: Government Wants to "Control the People"

    06/08/2009 2:03:30 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies · 853+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 8 June 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Sarah Palin was in Alaska. Michael Reagan went up there for a speech, and she introduced Michael Reagan. Sarah Palin in Alaska yesterday. PALIN: Friends, we need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population and of fearful lawmakers being led to believe that big government is the answer. To bail out the private sector because then, government gets to get in there and control it and, mark my words, this is going to happen next, I fear -- bail out next, debt-ridden states, then government gets to get in there and control the people....
  • Palin attorney warns press on 'defamatory material'

    07/04/2009 8:41:24 PM PDT · by Al B. · 114 replies · 7,417+ views
    Politico ^ | July 4, 2009 | Jonathan Martin
    Ratcheting up her offensive against the news media, Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney threatened Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish “defamatory” stories relating to whether Palin is under federal investigation. In an extraordinary four-page letter, Alaska-based attorney Thomas Van Flein warns of severe consequences should speculation that until now has largely been confined to blogs about whether Palin embezzled funds in the construction of a Wasilla, Alaska, sports arena find its way into print. “This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and...