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  • Kathleen Parker: 'Everyone's Going To Say I'm An Obama-lover. Whatever.'

    12/18/2011 5:51:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody check the calendar. Aren't we almost in 2012? Yet there's Kathleen Parker, still gushing over Barack Obama like a member of the liberal media in the deepest throes of 2008 Obama-adulation. After extolling Obama's foreign policy approach as "cool" [mangling a basketball metaphor along the way], Parker defiantly declares: "I know everyone's going to say [I'm] an Obama lover. Whatever." Parker put her crush on display on Chris Matthews' weekend show. View the video here.
  • What ever happened to the GOP's 2012 presidential wannabes?

    11/23/2011 7:17:52 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/11 | Kathleen Parker
    Another debate, another episode of "The Dating Game." Will the winner be contestant No. 1, 2,... 8? The truth is, everyone has always known who the Republican nominee will be, but we enjoy the game. For a while. By now, self-caricature has evolved into full-blown self-mockery.... Herman Cain is a one-man clown car. God bless and peace be upon him.... Newt Gingrich is universally known as a man of ideas. He is also known as a man of mostly bad ideas.... His recent remark that the Occupy Wall Street crowd should get a bath and a job—as though Americans are...
  • The Palinization of the GOP (Barf)

    11/19/2011 1:55:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begala’s recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: “The Stupid Party.” “Republicans used to admire intelligence. But now they’re dumbing themselves down,” was the subhead. Democrats couldn’t agree more. And quietly, many Republicans share the sentiment. They just can’t seem to stop themselves. [Snip] Scientific skepticism, the engine that propels intellectual inquiry, has morphed into skepticism of science fueled by religious certitude. In this strange world, it is heresy to express concern about, for example, climate change — or even to suggest that human behavior may be a contributing factor. Jon Huntsman committed blasphemy when he...
  • Kathleen Parker's Trash Talk

    11/19/2011 4:24:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2011 | J. Robert Smith
    Such rabble, all those grassroots conservatives that have infested the Republican Party. It's all that Sarah Palin's fault. She's so... common... so dumb. Well, we can't say "dumb," so let's say not very smart, not like Bill Buckley. All those flyover country conservatives aren't very smart, either. Paul Begala says so, and Paul shows up at the right parties, so... Read Kathleen Parker's latest in the Washington Post: "The Palinization of the GOP." Parker used to write for National Review. Then she graduated to the Washington Post. Going there, Parker's worldview gloriously expanded. Parker's opinions are just so sophisticated now,...
  • Kathleen Parker: Sarah Palin sits out 2012. There is a God. (Hurl Warning)

    10/06/2011 7:56:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Kathleen Parker
    Undoubtedly many Americans, not least among them television producers, are disappointed by Sarah Palin’s decision not to run for president. On the bright side, Palin has proved (finally) that there is a God. How so? For the past three years, since she rocketed from relative obscurity to political diva, Palin has hinted that she might run for the highest office but would rely on God’s guidance. This template is not unique to Palin. Millions pray to a higher order to discover the right path. I recently watched a few minutes of “Eat, Pray, Love” before succumbing to an ennui-induced coma;...
  • Sarah Palin, un-trending

    08/12/2011 11:15:09 PM PDT · by TomServo · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly. Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what’s not trending suggests more than what’s trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa, two words were scarce: Sarah Palin.
  • Kathleen Parker: The Donald: The GOP plays a crazy Trump card

    04/15/2011 6:15:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2011 | Kathleen Parker
    As the number of Republicans declaring themselves potential presidential candidates has begun to look like a conga line without music, hope lingered that somewhere unnoticed was a brilliant dark horse biding his sweet time. Wherever pundits and pinots merged, a mantra materialized. Surely, a miracle would occur, and The Candidate would emerge at just the right moment to rescue an ennui-stricken electorate from establishmentarians and their Tea-Partying ankle-biters. Cymbals would sound; angels would succumb to arias; Democrats would quake. And prosperity, world peace and well-adjusted children would follow. But who? Turns out: The Candidate would be tall and rich and...
  • 'Go Nancy'? CNN's Kathleen Parker Admires Pelosi, the Democrats' 'Mama Grizzly'

    12/11/2010 4:51:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 10, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    Kathleen Parker, CNN's resident pseudo-conservative, gushed over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, trumpeting how the San Francisco liberal stood amongst her fellow Democrats: "She's the 'mama grizzly' in this crowd, is she not?" Parker also stated she had "great admiration" for Pelosi, and even cheered her on: "Go, Nancy!" [audio available here] The host, along with her on-air partner Eliot Spitzer, shared yet another moment of mutual agreement during the lead segment of their program, ripping President Obama for his proposed tax compromise with congressional Republicans. Spitzer wasted little time in launching his attack on the executive: "He...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • Parker's Sad Envy of Sarah Palin

    11/18/2010 6:01:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2010 | Douglas Mackinnon
    Embarrassingly for CNN host and liberal commentator Kathleen Parker, not only does she suffer from a severe case of SPDS (Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome), but -- like a smitten tween trying to emulate her favorite actress in the Twilight series -- obvious envy and jealousy have prompted her to try and steal Palin's look based on the leather jackets Parker has been sporting of late on the air. Ironic behavior to say the least when you consider that just last week, Parker loudly, proudly, and with a finger wagging, proclaimed on CNN that "I led..." the media assassination of Sarah...
  • Parker Brags: I Led Media Assassination Of Sarah Palin

    11/11/2010 6:48:47 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies · 6+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2010 | Mark Finkelstein
    In the promo fluff for its future flop, CNN calls Kathleen Parker a "conservative" commentator. So what's a "conservative" in CNN's book? Someone who, when accused of taking part in the media assassination of Sarah Palin, brags that she didn't merely take part—she "led it." Supposed conservative Kathleen Parker made her bizarre boast on this evening's Parker Spitzer. It came in the course of her interview of John Ziegler, creator of the documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” While denying she had been "duped" by Obama, Parker admitted that during the campaign she "bought into...
  • The GOP can't be led by Sarah Palin. But can it live without her? (From Client #9's sidekick)

    11/09/2010 10:58:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2010 | Kathleen Parker [WaPo's CINO]
    Despite its considerable gains in the midterm elections, the GOP has a problem looming in the margins named Sarah Palin. She who can rouse the base like none other is now She to Whom Respect Must Be Paid. Like it or not. Many within the so-called party establishment don't quite know what to do about Palin. She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air. A rogue like Palin isn't going to let a rogue movement fill a stadium - or a desert - without her. She also...
  • CNN’s Parker Spitzer debut draws only 460,000 viewers

    10/05/2010 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    CNN's new show “Parker Spitzer,” which made its debut Monday night, attracted only 454,000 viewers, a decline from the show it replaced, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The show netted 118,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic coveted by advertisers. The program features former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer -- who resigned in disgrace in 2008 after a prostitute scandal -- and Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, in a dual anchor format. It lagged well behind 8pm ET rivals “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel and “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC. Those two shows drew audiences...
  • Freak show unbearable to watch (Hilarious review of CNN's new Parker Spitzer program)

    10/05/2010 4:18:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 5, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    <p>Squirming like a flounder and blushing a terrible shade of crimson, Eliot Spitzer made his debut as a CNN talk-show host last night, looking as rushed and uncomfortable as a john on an austerity budget.</p> <p>I haven't seen a man look so embarrassingly awkward in the presence of a woman since the day I saw Eliot and his wife, Silda, together at a press conference.</p>
  • It's Spitz in socks & the city

    10/05/2010 12:17:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 5, 2010 | KATE SHEEHY
    Once-hooker-happy Eliot Spitzer made his TV talk-show debut last night -- interviewing a guest who, like him, allegedly patronized prostitutes. Spitzer -- who resigned in disgrace as New York governor in 2008 after being exposed as a john with a frequent hankering for hookers -- conducted the bizarre interview along with his TV partner, conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, for their CNN show, "Parker Spitzer." One of the unlikely pair's guests was Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin -- who allegedly once shared Spitzer's infamous passion for call girls. Sorkin -- who penned the TV series "The West Wing," the flick "A Few...
  • Kathleen Parker: I'm 'Slightly to the Right of Center;' Fan of Obama

    10/01/2010 8:19:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 43 replies
    newsbuster ^ | 10/1/10 | Matt Balan
    On Thursday's Larry King Live, future anchor Kathleen Parker verified her tenuous conservative credentials, as she identified herself as a "conservative," but added, "a pox on everybody's house, as far as I'm concerned." She later confessed that she "would put myself...slightly to the right of center," and that she was "a big fan of Barack Obama as he came into office...I didn't want him to fail." Anchor Larry King brought on Parker and future co-host Eliot Spitzer of "Client Number Nine" fame during the first half of the 9 pm Eastern hour. Three minutes in, King asked about the format...
  • Alabama gov candidate turns down Romney endorsement for governor (ROFL)

    10/01/2010 8:35:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/1/10 | staff
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Republican governor candidate Robert Bentley has turned down an offered endorsement from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, expected to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Romney on Thursday endorsed a list of 24 Alabama Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, state treasurer Kay Ivey in her race for lieutenant governor and Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange, who is running for attorney general. The Birmingham News reported that Bentley turned down the endorsement. A spokeswoman for Bentley, Rebekah Mason, said Friday that Bentley wanted to concentrate on the race for governor and did...
  • Kathleen Parker: Beck's gathering right out of AA playbook

    09/01/2010 1:29:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 1, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    Despite all the words spilled in evaluating Glenn Beck's tent-less revival last weekend, the real meaning may have been hiding in plain sight. Beck's "Restoring Honor" gathering was right out of the Alcoholics Anonymous playbook. It was a 12-step program distilled to a few key words, all lifted from a prayer delivered from the Lincoln Memorial: healing, recovery and restoration. Saturday's Beckapalooza was yet another step in Beck's own personal journey of recovery. Beck's history of alcoholism and addiction is familiar to any who follow him. For Beck, it has been a defining part of his life, and recovery is...
  • Let Mosque Be Another Lesson In Tolerance (Barf Alert)

    08/17/2010 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 17, 2010 | Lefwing lunatic KATHLEEN PARKER
    It is hard to imagine that anything has gone unsaid about the so-called Ground Zero mosque, but we seem to be missing an important point. The mosque should be built precisely because we don't like the idea very much. We don't need constitutional protections to be agreeable, after all. This point surpasses even all the obvious reasons for allowing the mosque, principally that there's no law against it. Precluding any such law, we let people worship when and where they please. That it hurts some people's feelings is, well, irrelevant in a nation of laws. And don't we, really, want...
  • Columnist Bemoans The Loss Of “Privacy” In Journolist Story; Conspiring Amongst “Friends” Is A-Ok!

    07/24/2010 1:18:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-10 | Curt
    This tripe from Kathleen Parker is something. She bemoans the loss of privacy and kinship when the Journolist blew up in the faces of some 400+ reporters: It should come as no surprise that self-identifying liberals have liberal thoughts and friends, so no foul there, as Carlson has said. And, indeed, some of the comments are, on their face, condemnable, not to mention banal. But some also have been presented out of context and, besides, were offered as part of an ongoing argument among colleagues who believed they were acting in good faith that theirs was a private conversation. Were...
  • Kathleen Parker: Sarah Palin, from pit bull to mama grizzly

    07/13/2010 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Kathleen Parker
    Sarah Palin, the ubiquitous enchantress of the disenchanted, may not have been ready to lead the free world back when John McCain anointed her as his running mate. But she's left rubber on the road that leads to fame, fortune and a new feminine mystique that drives certain men and women wild -- in very different ways. For what it's worth, I get a kick out of Sarah. May I call her Sarah? She and I apparently share a certain genetic predisposition to annoy all the right people. These would be the folks who take themselves and their ideologies a...
  • Kathleen Parker makes a not-too-veiled assertion that “president” Obama is gay...

    07/01/2010 6:27:22 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 42 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | 7/1/2010
    This is truly fascinating, or would be, if Kathleen Parker wasn’t a crazy person, so listening to her is often like finding yourself in a Victorian insane asylum with Renfield, cringing as he devours flies and other bugs. Like “apartment creeper” Maureen Dowd, and a broken clock, Parker’s right about two times each day, and lucid every week or so. In a new piece discussed by the excellent NeoNeocon site, Parker waxes about how feminine “president” Obama is in his approach to the presidency. She discusses his constant use of the passive voice, the way he blames problems on other...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker on CBS: Tea Parties 'Dangerous;' Internet Journalism 'Like Terrorism'

    04/19/2010 6:10:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 1,126+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/19/10 | Kyle Drennan
    On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer asked columnist Kathleen Parker about her views on the tea party: "the rhetoric that's coming out from the right side, especially from the tea party....you think it may be dangerous." Parker replied: "this heated rhetoric and some of these words...that are pretty loaded, 'reload,' 'targeting'...there's a danger there." Parker, syndicated with the Washington Post Writers Group, claimed she was not casting negative aspersions on the whole political movement: "I'm not saying the tea party people are violent or racist or any of that....I'm not saying that the tea partiers are...
  • The GOP's Misguided Hunt for Heretics ('RINO Hunt')

    02/24/2010 3:13:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 708+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    The RINO hunt is back on, and the coveted trophy is Scott Brown.Inevitably and predictably, the new senator from Massachusetts -- Mr. 41, Mr. I-Drive-A-Truck, tea party poster dude -- has disappointed his base by, alas, representing his constituents. It's the purity test all over again; only this time, the stakes are high and the weird are turning seriously pro. Not that the tea partiers are weird, not most of them, anyway. But some are at risk of flying off into the blood-red zone of wing-nuttery. One of the sessions at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) questioned whether...
  • Sarah Palin Doesn't Need Parenting Advice from Kathleen Parker

    02/15/2010 4:04:00 AM PST · by euram · 28 replies · 870+ views
    WebCommentary ^ | 02-15-10 | Michael J. Gaynor
    This year Ms. Parker's "Valentine" to Sarah Palin, an article titled "Sarah Palin should beware of exploiting her youngest child" (www.w,shingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/12/AR2010021204006.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns), should send a thrill up at least one of Matthew's legs. Ms. Parker concluded her catty article this way: "Perhaps the erstwhile governor still thinks in first-person plural, viewing Trig as part of herself. But he is also a separate individual deserving of privacy, if unable to say the words she needs to hear: 'No more, Mama, please.' "Another political mother, Hillary Clinton, made good on her commitment to protect her child's privacy. Agree with her politics or not,...
  • Sarah Palin Should Beware Of Exploiting Her Youngest Child ["Exploiting"?]

    02/13/2010 9:22:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies · 919+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    Sarah Palin Should Beware Of Exploiting Her Youngest Child By Kathleen Parker February 14, 2010 A hurdle familiar to any mother is learning to view her baby as separate from herself. How many of us have answered questions about our babies in first-person plural? -- How old is your baby? -- Oh, we're 22 months now. Well, no, we're not; he is. Yet we nod in universal understanding of the profound sense of oneness that evolves in part from pregnancy. For nine months, mother and baby are inextricably "we" -- linked in body and spirit, every move and morsel belonging...
  • Scott Brown's Ascendancy As A 'Massachusetts Man Of The People'

    01/20/2010 5:47:48 AM PST · by steve-b · 22 replies · 958+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/20/10 | Kathleen Parker
    There will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown's victory and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat.... As important as the Massachusetts special election was to the health-care debate, it also represents a come-to-Jesus moment for the GOP. What kind of party will it be? On the surface, Brown's success, especially among independents, suggests that the GOP tent is expanding to make room even for moderate, pro-choice candidates like Brown. Have fiscal conservatives displaced social conservatives as the base?...
  • Overreaching leaves Obama with few friends

    12/19/2009 9:48:38 PM PST · by jessduntno · 27 replies · 1,638+ views
    WaPo ^ | 30 mins ago | Parker
    By Kathleen Parker Sunday, December 20, 2009 Perhaps it is the spirit of the season, but my empathy receptors are in overdrive for poor Barack Obama. All he wanted for Christmas was a health-care reform bill -- and all he got was a lousy insurance industry bailout that few can love. Lefties hate it because there's no public option and no Medicare buy-in for those 55 and over. Righties hate it because requiring that Americans buy private insurance or face penalties means taxpayers will have to hand over more of their hard-earned dollars (assuming they have a job) to the...
  • Santorum’s Resurrection (Kathleen Parker approves)

    12/14/2009 3:24:49 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 899+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/14/09 | Kathleen Parker
    IS RICK SANTORUM running for president of the United States, or isn’t he? I caught him by phone on a people mover at Dulles Airport and posed the question: He’s not running, then again, he’s not NOT running. En route to South Carolina Tuesday to stump for gubernatorial candidate and Republican Rep. Gresham Barrett, Santorum wasn’t being cagey, just practical. Whether the former Pennsylvania senator can raise the millions needed for a presidential bid remains to be seen. In the meantime, he has some things to say. For starters: “I have no great burning desire to be president, but I...
  • Palin doesn't have reason to complain

    11/22/2009 6:54:02 AM PST · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,459+ views
    Morning Sun ^ | 11/22/2009 | Kathleen Parker
    In town to give a talk on civility, I was surrounded by women who wondered what I thought of Sarah Palin's Newsweek cover. "Why aren't women coming to her defense?" they asked. "Why are the media being so rough on Sarah?" Having been enjoying a self-imposed moratorium on all things Palin, declining numerous interviews to discuss her latest self-promotional tour, I was surprised by the questions. My thoughts lately have drifted toward the sense that, though Palin is very much a celebrity, she's no longer running for public office, at least officially. Ergo, radar gets a rest. As for her...