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  • Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout (John Ziegler)

    01/03/2012 6:32:07 PM PST · by reformjoy · 237 replies
    John Ziegler.com ^ | January 3, 2011 | John Ziegler
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Editorial by John Ziegler Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout 1/3/2012 As surreal as it may be, after spending over two years and several thousand dollars defending Sarah Palin at great personal cost, I now find myself in the bizarre position (three years to the day from starting the journey to Wasilla to do the interview of record on her 2008 VP run) of being perhaps the only conservative commentator willing to point out that Palin has now clearly revealed herself to be a selfish, hypocritical, sellout. While she was doing her presidential tease (an act that...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Special Ruined by Gratuitous Attack on Sarah Palin, Tea Party

    11/15/2011 10:52:08 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    COMMENTARY | The ABC News "20 20" special with Diane Sawyer that chronicled the struggle of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to regain her faculties after a brain injury as the result of a shooting in January was-for the most part-heart-warming and inspirational. The documentary, which also contained the first public interview with Giffords since the shooting, was ruined by a gratuitous attack on tea party opponents of health care reform and on Sarah Palin toward the end of the one-hour special. A short segment showed Giffords confronting an angry crowd of constituents at a town hall meeting. Palin was shown briefly,...
  • Sarah Palin's smart not to run, supporters say [Most commented]

    10/10/2011 4:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2011
    Sarah Palin wasn’t ever really going to run for president, was she? That’s Donald Craig Mitchell’s guess. In an Op-Ed that discusses Palin’s decision not to run, Mitchell says she’s long prioritized her celebrity career over her commitment to public office, reminding us of Palin’s lucrative deals that followed after she quit as Alaska’s governor, including a seven-figure contract with Fox News. After three years of tweeting, hinting and eyelash-batting, on Wednesday Sarah Palin announced that she was not running for president. Her Facebook friends are disappointed. But for Sarah-watchers in Alaska like me, the announcement was long expected, old...
  • ‘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...
  • Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher

    09/26/2011 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Al B. · 166 replies · 1+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Jon Karl & Shushannah walshe
    Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss “for knowingly publishing false statements” in his book released last week, “The Rogue,” ABC News has learned.READ THE ENTIRE LETTER HEREThe book was widely panned by critics for using unnamed sources to criticize Palin and her family. Tiemessen cites an email they have access to in which McGinniss writes that attorneys from Crown Publishing told him “nothing I can cite other than my...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Warns Crown/Random House Not to Destroy Documents Ahead of Potential Defamation

    09/26/2011 5:56:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Publius
    Attorneys representing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have written to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, serving notice of possible litigation for defamation in connection with Joe McGinniss’s recent anti-Palin biography, and warning the company not to delete or destroy relevant documents. The letter (see below) reads, in part: Enclosed is an e-mail by your author Joe McGinniss. In this e-mail, Mr. McGinniss admits that your own lawyers instructed him that “nothing I can cite other than my own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip.”….Indeed, Mr. McGinniss admits that the allegations are false unless he can find...
  • NPR, MSNBC, Current TV Fleeing From Anti-Palin Random House Hoax Bio; McGinnis Claims Cover-Up

    09/26/2011 6:43:30 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 98 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Monday September 26, 2011 | Joel Polleck
    Joe McGinniss complained to lefty blog Firedoglake yesterday that almost everyone is canceling interviews in which he was to have discussed his book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin: Terry Gross [of NPR's Fresh Air] has declined to have me on her show. As have all other NPR shows. My fifteen seconds as part of a report on All Things Considered is all I get from NPR. I’m told they are scared of losing more federal funding if right wing Congresspeople complain that they are “promoting” my book. FYI, both Morning Joe and Keith Olbermann had me booked for...
  • Bristol Palin harasser with?? guess who..

    09/23/2011 8:10:51 PM PDT · by macquire · 60 replies
    Hmmmmm.....
  • Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

    09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 133 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • The Daily Caller must be sweating (Bowtie Boy doubles down)

    09/19/2011 6:37:21 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 118 replies
    Foxnewsinsider ^ | 09/19/11 | Greta Van Susteren
    Check this picture out that The Daily Caller is spreading around on the internet. Tucker must be really proud tonight of his employee who doesn’t get what was wrong with his vile and disgusting posting and so is now, but posting this picture, suggesting my interview with Tyson was like his posting – trash. My interview was not trash. I actually know the difference. I interviewed Mike Tyson about his life and boxing. Frankly, in many years on the air, I have interviewed all sorts of people including murderers – what I have not done is used them as a...
  • Palin's worst critics have no decency

    09/18/2011 6:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2011 | Gregory Kane
    Desperate. That's what critics and detractors of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are getting, and she hasn't even announced she's running for president yet. Can you believe these people are playing, of all things, the Glen Rice card? Here's how this bit of non-news got started. Author Joe McGinniss wrote a book entitled "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." It's supposed to be an expose of the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. In the book, McGinniss claims that Palin had an affair with one of her husband's business partners. According to various news reports,...
  • McGinniss Launches Defense of Palin Book (Epic Muckraker Fail)

    09/18/2011 8:37:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | September 18, 2011 | Ted Mann
    The New York Times trashed his book on Sarah Palin. Politico noted that it had united Palin with her fiercest antagonists - the dreaded "lamestream media" - in opposition to its prurience and spiteful tone. But now Joe McGinniss is defending himself. The muckraking author of The Rogue spoke to Lloyd Grove of Newsweek about his Palin tome and the reaction to it, which has primarily consisted of denunciations of the most salacious details he revealed about Palin. (Denouncing salacious gossip being, of course, the best excuse for repeating it.) McGinniss "dismisses the notion that his unremitting hatchet job on the...
  • Tucker Carlson’s THE DAILY CALLER’s DISGUSTING POST

    09/18/2011 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Gretawire ^ | Sunday September 18, 2011 | Greta Van Sustran
    I really don’t understand my friend Tucker Carlson.  He owns the website The Daily Caller and it currently has on its front page the most vile story — referring to a sex act with Governor Sarah Palin as a “womb shifter.”  It is even the headline.  Do you know what that means?  Figure it out  It is really vile.  It is not just smut…this is violence against women. The “womb shifter” reference reported in the story is only the tip of the ice berg in terms of the vile nature of the posting.  I am sparing you the details.  To...
  • The 'Journalism' Of Joe McGinniss

    09/17/2011 7:09:25 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 59 replies
    Joe McGinniss, who was a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and was a one-time, long-time resident of Swarthmore, has written a book that is causing much pain in a family and might very well destroy a decent person who has much to bring to the political discourse. The book is, well, there's not really a good reason to name it. But SayAnythingBlog.Com has an article by Rob Port with a first hand description of the style of "journalism" for which McGinniss has become known.
  • New Sarah Palin tell-all biography tells us more about ourselves

    09/16/2011 7:06:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011 | Colbert I. King
    Sarah Palin doesn’t deserve this. Neither does any other similarly situated public figure, whether on the political right, left or in the middle. But worthiness has nothing to do with this, not when there’s a chance of driving up book sales and bringing down the celebrity you despise at the same time. Enter Joe McGinniss. His new book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” claims that the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate had a tryst in 1987 with basketball star Glen Rice when he was in Alaska to play in a tournament with his University...
  • RUBES: The REAL Sarah Palin Haters

    09/16/2011 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 23 replies
    The TEA Party Tribune ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2011 | Anthony James
    RUBES: The REAL Sarah Palin Haters © 2011 By Anthony James There’s a new book out, purportedly an “exposé” on the “real” Sarah Palin, by noted Palin hater Joe McGinnis. Joe is as well known for his questionable sources and frequently unattributable accusations as he is for his creepy fixation on all things Sarah. This is the guy who actually went to Wasilla last summer and rented the house next to the Palins so he could spy on them and be an aggravating thorn in their sides as he concocted his latest hit piece on America’s favorite Governor. Released on...
  • Sarah Palin is the Kardashian of politics, making a lucrative career out of being famous

    09/16/2011 4:31:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 16, 2011 | Mike Lupica
    Sarah Palin, the darling of a pro-life party that cheers Texas executions at presidential debates, has made an insanely lucrative career out of being famous, a Kardashian sister of American politics. This week she becomes even more famous because of a new book written about her by Joe McGinniss, who became famous for writing a book called "The Selling of the President 1968." One of the stars of that book was Roger Ailes, who runs Fox News, where Palin has been a pinup girl since the last campaign, even if there was never a chance she was going to run...
  • Super creepy Joe McGinniss on Today Show promoting his slimey “book”

    09/16/2011 3:11:24 PM PDT · by kara2008 · 45 replies
    HillBuzz.org ^ | 9/16/2011 | Kevin DuJan
    [ Joe McGinniss interview on The Today Show 9/16/11 ]Sometimes, I think it’s a public service to sit through some of this garbage so that you don’t have to.The Today Show calls Joe McGuinness “longtime political author” — but I can think of a few better descriptive words more apt for a man who moved next door to the Palin family to stalk them and peep into the windows of young girls, the way McGuinness did last summer. “Longtime political author” is not the word I’d use to accurately convey the disgust his behavior generates.I have no idea what this...
  • Sarah Palin accused of taking cocaine in new book

    09/14/2011 11:06:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | September 15 2011 | Nick Allen
    The allegations about the former Alaska Governor, who has been pursued by the tabloid press since running for the Vice Presidency in 2008, were originally published in the National Enquirer, which quoted publishing sources close to the book.
  • Palin's Shrewd White House Strategy: Populism 101

    09/14/2011 11:57:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | September 14, 2011 | Paul Goldman, former chairman VA Dem Party and Professor Mark J. Rozell
    With her recent attacks on "corporate crony capitalism" and the "permanent political class," Sarah Palin is telling supporters she is indeed running for president. But in 2016, not 2012. There is likely no mileage in running a late-entry campaign now. And Palin believes that Republicans could lose in 2012. The reason? The party's indebtedness to those crony capitalists and their retainers in the political class. Her recent speeches make the case why the GOP leaders for the nomination -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney -- are too tied to this problem to be the solution...
  • Sarah Palin had sex with basketball player, snorted cocaine and cheated on husband, book claims

    09/14/2011 11:31:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 189 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14th 2011 | Larry Mcshane
    Sarah Palin bedding a budding NBA star, snorting coke and cheating on the First Dude? You betcha. The scandalous details are revealed in the highly-anticipated tell-all "The Rogue: Searching for The Real Sarah Palin," written by best-selling author Joe McGinniss. Palin bedded future pro hoops player Glen Rice while he was playing at the University of Michigan, the National Enquirer reports about the McGinniss book. The sharp-shooting Rice - who spent one season with the Knicks - was playing in the annual "Great Alaska Shootout" while Palin was a sports reporter with Anchorage television station KTUU, the Enquirer said. Their...
  • Report: Glen Rice, Sarah Palin had a one-night stand in ’87

    09/14/2011 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 250 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 09/14/2011 | Cindy Boren
    <p>In “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” Joe McGinniss’ soon-to-be-published book for former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, one tidbit, passed along by the National Enquirer, concerns former NBA player Glen Rice.</p>
  • Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and ...

    09/14/2011 5:17:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 522 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 14, 2010 | Unsigned - of course
    Complete Headline: Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and husband's business partner: Sensational claims in new book Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off a 55 gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with friends and had elicit affairs with a top NBA star and one of her husband's business partners, a new book sensationally claims. In revelations which could strike a devastating blow to the controversial politician's hopes of joining the 2012 presidential race, Mrs Palin is said to have snorted the class A drug off an oil drum with her husband. Joe McGinniss's...
  • Chicago Tribune Suspends 'Doonesbury' Comic Strip Over Sarah Palin Jokes

    09/12/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 73 replies
    The Chicago Tribune has decided to pull the daily comic strip "Doonesbury" for the entire week from its newspapers and website. The controversy is over a week-long series of satirical material that makes fun of Sarah Palin, the failed Vice-Presidential candidate and the Alaskan Governor who quit her job after just over two years to become a conservative pundit & Tea Party icon. Facing hefty amounts of criticism and charges of censorship, Chicago Tribune's Senior Vice-president and Editor Gerould W. Kern released a statement, which will be printed inside of tomorrow's newspaper. The statement reads: "This week we are not...
  • Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology” (Erick, grow up!)

    09/07/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 270 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/7/2011 | William Jacobson
    I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has. So yes, I do take it personally when conservatives lash out at Palin not because of her policy positions or what she’s done or not done in her career, but with personal invective. It’s not religion, its a cold hard understanding of what is to come, and how those who call Palin...
  • Nick Broomfield thrown out of Sarah Palin Rally

    09/10/2011 3:07:29 PM PDT · by sinanju · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th August 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    "...During the exchange, Palin is seen taking questions from the rally's host about Obama care. Regurgitating her infamous 'death panel' analogy, Mrs Palin then takes a question concerning the Tea Party, but is interrupted by Broomfield, who shouts 'are you going to take any questions from the floor'. After being told there is 'no time', he then shouts, 'Do you think your political career is over?'. Palin pauses to take a sip of water, before turning to the crowd and saying 'why don't you ask these people'. After the crowd settle down, two rally staffers appear and ask him to...
  • New York Times: Did Sarah Palin really say that? Wow.

    09/09/2011 8:27:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 349 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times via The American Conservative ^ | September 9, 2011 | Rod Dreher
    <p>Sarah Palin said some amazing and terrific things the other day — and nobody who wasn’t there heard about them. From, believe it or not, The New York Times, in which a columnist points out that we’re so used to goofiness coming from Palin that we missed some really interesting things at the Tea Party meeting last week — something that even liberals would have found compelling. Read past the jump for Anand Giridharadas’s summary of the great things Palin said. A hint, to get you to read further: “Ms. Palin may be hinting at a new political alignment that would pit a vigorous localism against a kind of national-global institutionalism.”</p>
  • The Palin "Cult"

    09/08/2011 8:15:58 PM PDT · by One Name · 108 replies
    vanity | 9/8/11 | One Name
    The Sarah Palin “Cult” I’ve been trying for awhile to get my mind wrapped around all this, and would like to offer these thoughts going into this election cycle…. I first stumbled across Free Republic when checking out Obama's eligibility issues prior to the 2008 election. I first experienced the Drudge Report after listening to Rush during the Lewinsky scandal. When I really got into FR I felt like I had found the mother lode of conservatism; an eclectic group that regularly mixed it up over issues I hadn’t thought of as issues before. For instance, I had never considered...
  • The Palin Uncertainty: How late is too late?

    09/07/2011 2:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 7, 2011 | John Hayward
    Ann Coulter​ appeared on Fox News Tuesday night to discuss the uncertainty surrounding Sarah Palin​’s presidential ambitions with Laura Ingraham. Neither of them thought much of Palin’s chances. (VIDEO AT LINK) Judging the fortunes of political candidates from polls is a tricky business, especially those who have not formally declared yet. Is it a sign of strength or weakness that non-candidate Sarah Palin shows up in third place behind Rick Perry​ and Mitt Romney? Whatever that says about Palin, it’s probably a more significant data point for the declared candidates chugging in behind her. Personally, I would not find the...
  • Fox News Poll: Perry Overtakes Romney as Top GOP 2012 Pick; Most Say Palin Should Stay Out of Race

    09/01/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT · by Sarabaracuda · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 01, 2011 | Dana Blanton
    Even as Texas Gov. Rick Perry moves into the lead as Republican voters’ preferred presidential candidate, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows that voters are more likely to view him as “too extreme” than former frontrunner Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney. In addition, most American voters -- including a majority of Republicans -- think former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should stay out of the presidential race. Perry receives the support of 26 percent of GOP primary voters in the new poll. That’s up from 13 percent in early August and enough to edge out Romney as frontrunner. Currently Romney captures...
  • Coulter: Palin's fans are a liability, she has become 'the Obama of the tea party'

    09/06/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 500 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been three years since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her splash onto the national stage as Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election. And since then she has acquired a very loyal following. But is that helping or hurting her? On Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” conservative columnist and author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” Ann Coulter expressed her concern over the Palin phenomenon. She was asked by substitute host Laura Ingraham if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite by stringing people along about her potential 2012 candidacy....
  • Coulter on Palin: Let’s face it, she’s probably not electable

    09/06/2011 7:25:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 271 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Allahpundit
    Interesting segment, not because Coulter’s advancing any new criticisms of Palin but because she’s willing to acknowledge openly the political risk on the right in criticizing her in the first place. According to Coulter, conservatives refuse to challenge Palin publicly because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail from her supporters. That’s part of it, I’m sure — by now, all columnists and bloggers know what awaits after criticizing Palin or, say, Ron Paul — but I suspect the better part is that there’s simply no faster ticket to RINOville among some grassroots conservatives than uttering a discouraging...
  • The Big Tease. Sarah won't commit - but is still the life of the Party

    09/05/2011 10:41:59 PM PDT · by Clairity · 207 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 6, 2011 | Christine McConville
    A coy Sarah Palin talked a lot yesterday about the type of leader this country needs, but in what is turning into an extended national tease, she stopped just short of saying she will be that leader. "I don't know yet," Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate turned best-selling author, told the Herald yesterday after her rousing midday speech at a Tea Party Express rally. A fed-up Victor Luebker of the Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots [team stats] - a group of former military men and women who support the Tea Party's platform - said he's tired of Palin's...
  • N.H. Republican says Sarah Palin's window is closed (Surprise! Former McCain staffer!)

    09/05/2011 6:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2011 | Robin Abcarian
    Republican activists in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire generally speak of Sarah Palin’s presidential prospects in encouraging terms. She’s a star, they say. If she decides to run, she’ll shake up the field. Lately, the praise has been tempered with warnings about how her time is growing short. But on Monday, the day Palin appeared before a large and very enthusiastic crowd at a Tea Party Express rally here, and two days after her much-anticipated speech to the Tea Party of America in Indianola, Iowa, a plugged-in New Hampshire Republican said he believes her window has already...
  • Dick Cheney takes a shot at Sarah Palin

    09/02/2011 2:47:58 PM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 107 replies
    On Laura Ingraham's show, Dick Cheney gave this barbed answer on whether Sarah Palin was the right choice for vice president in 2008: “Well I’ve never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska midterm. I’ve never heard that adequately explained so that I could understand why, how she decided in her first term to step down and still be—I’d like to know more about that.” The comment followed a longer reflection from Cheney on the need for a vice president to have "thick skin."
  • Fox News Poll: 74% Of Republicans Don’t Want Sarah Palin To Run For POTUS

    09/02/2011 6:51:43 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 170 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Doug Mataconis
    While Sarah Palin continues to stoke the fires and keep people guessing about her Presidential intentions, Republican voters seem to be speaking loud and clear: All in all, most voters — 74 percent — think Palin should stay on the sidelines in 2012. Just 20 percent think she should run for president. The groups most likely to support Palin running are white evangelical Christians (30 percent) and Tea Party members (28 percent). Still, majorities of those groups do not think she should run (62 percent and 66 percent respectively). In addition, 72 percent of conservatives, 71 percent of Republicans and...
  • John Fund: Why Sarah Palin Is Not Running

    09/02/2011 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 140 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09-02-11 | John Fund
    Sarah Palin will swoop into Iowa and New Hampshire to speak at tea party rallies this Labor Day weekend, whipping up talk she will announce her candidacy for president. After all, this coming Saturday will mark the third anniversary of her acceptance speech for vice president at the Republican National Convention – a speech which established her as both a conservative icon and a magnet for criticism. Her supporters are certainly encouraging talk she will be a 2012 candidate. Peter Singleton, her Iowa political organizer, told National Review’s Robert Costa last month: “I believe she will run. Labor Day will...
  • McManus: Palin the procrastinator

    09/01/2011 5:42:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | By Doyle McManus
    Sarah Palin is giving indecision a bad name. Not only can't she decide whether to run for president, this week she even waffled over whether to keep a date to speak at a "tea party" rally in Iowa on Sunday, a Sarah-palooza her devotees have been organizing for weeks. Every other serious Republican presidential hopeful has already decided, one way or the other. But Palin? The former Alaska governor surfaces without warning every month or so, like the Loch Ness monster, to let her supporters know she still exists. She insists that she has what it takes to run for...
  • Palin Will Attend Iowa Rally After O'Donnell Is Disinvited (Again)

    08/31/2011 1:26:40 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 229 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/31/2011 | Scott Conroy
    After a dizzying day that saw members of her inner circle threaten to pull Sarah Palin's participation in a rally Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, a source close to Palin confirmed to RCP that the former Alaska governor will in fact attend the Tea Party of America event, as scheduled. "We had some long discussions with the organizers; we talked about our concerns and worked them out, and they stepped up their game today," the Palin source said. Two sources close to the former vice presidential candidate had told RCP earlier Wednesday that Palin’s involvement in the rally was “on hold,”...
  • Palin's participation in Saturday's Tea Party of America rally is "on hold

    08/31/2011 7:39:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 82 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/31/11 | Scott Conroy
    RealClearScott Scott Conroy BREAKING: Palin's participation in Saturday's Tea Party of America rally is "on hold," 2 sources close to Palin tell RCP 4 minutes ago
  • David C. Kernell Sentenced for Illegally Accessing Former Governor Sarah Palin’s E-Mail Account

    08/29/2011 9:09:10 AM PDT · by sinanju · 7 replies
    Imperial Valley News ^ | 13 November 2010
    David C. Kernell, 23, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William C. Killian for the Eastern District of Tennessee. U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips also imposed a three-year term of supervised released. In imposing the prison sentence, Judge Phillips recommended service at Midway Sanction Center, but noted that the Bureau of Prisons would decide where Kernell would serve his sentence. On April 30,...
  • Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race

    08/25/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2011 | Molly Ball
    Even for Sarah Palin, there are deadlines. The former Alaska governor seems to believe that most of the rules of politics don’t apply to her – that with her media appeal and her grassroots following, she could waltz into the presidential campaign at the 11th hour and make a go of it. But if she does want to run for president, she’ll have to get on the ballot. Palin has gestured vaguely at various self-imposed deadlines — the latest being late September — but there are some drop-dead dates that she cannot escape, starting with Oct. 31. That’s the day...
  • Karl Rove To Sarah Palin: Get A "Thicker Skin"

    08/25/2011 9:01:23 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 413 replies
    Karl Rove responds to controversy over his speculation if Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin will indeed enter the GOP field. Rove said chances are she will jump in, but was not definitive in his observation. "I'm mystified," Rove said about reaction to his speculation. "Look, she is all upset about this saying how I am trying to sabatouge her in some way. How do I speculate on her future." "Look, if she doesn't want to be speculated about a potential presidential candidate there is an easy way to end the speculation. Simply say 'I'm not running.' Instead, every time she pops...
  • "Sarah from Alaska" (Inside insight for today / tell me "she's not running")

    08/23/2011 4:27:44 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 104 replies
    The Factor with Bill O'Reilly ^ | Nov. 7, 2009 | Scott Conroy / Shushannah Walshe
    To gleam an insight as to what Sarah's intentions are now, take a brief look at this short clip from 2009 from two 'insiders' to Sarah's 2008 campaign who co-wrote the book "Sarah from Alaska": Scott Conroy writes for Real Clear Politics and is always a good source for Palin info.Shushannah Walshe is a reporter for ABC news.
  • How to make Sarah Palin disappear (Kornacki again!)

    08/23/2011 4:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | August 23, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The safe bet remains that Sarah Palin is simply engaged in a long and tiresome tease. Every few weeks comes some new sign of her supposedly imminent entry into the GOP presidential race, but nothing ever seems to happen. For the latest flurry of speculation, we can thank Karl Rove, who used several television appearances last weekend to argue that "I think she gets in" and to suggest that Palin's scheduled appearance at a Sept. 3 Tea Party event in Iowa might double as a campaign launch. Like each one that's come before it, chances are that this eruption will...
  • Palin's Time Has Come And Gone

    08/23/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 81 replies
    America Talks ^ | 8/23/11 | David Zublick
    There is much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 GOP presidential race. Those who admire and respect her believe she wields a tremendous amount of power with regard to the choice of the candidate who will eventually end up facing Barack Obama in what can only be the most important election of our lifetime. But that candidate should not be Palin. And the reason is blatantly obvious. She can't win. It has nothing to do with any lack of political gravitas. Despite how her critics and detractors have attempted to portray her, Palin is intelligent,...
  • The Atlantic: The Tragedy of Sarah Palin

    05/16/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/16/2011 | Joshua Green
    From the moment Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech electrified the Republican convention, she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologue—to which soon was added “thin-skinned” and “vindictive.” But a look at what Palin did while in office in Alaska—the only record she has—shows a very different politician: one who worked with Democrats to tame Big Oil and solve the great problem at the heart of the state’s politics. That Sarah Palin might have set the nation on a different course. What went wrong? It’s hard to escape Sarah Palin. On Facebook and Twitter, cable news and reality television, she is...