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  • Bristol Palin Signs Book Deal to Publish Memoir

    03/01/2011 7:32:47 PM PST · by pissant · 93 replies
    KTUU ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    NEW YORK — It's official: Bristol Palin has a book deal. The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has signed with William Morrow to publish "Not Afraid of Life," to come out this summer. Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that the memoir would provide "an inside look at her life."
  • Political Circus: Jerry Springer to Palin's rescue

    02/25/2011 2:40:19 PM PST · by pissant · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/25/11 | Ed Hornick
    Washington (CNN) -- Politics is serious business, but not all the time. Sar-ah! Sar-ah! Sar-ah! Jerry Springer is known for a lot of things -- from being the former mayor of Cincinnati to ringmaster of an outlandish talk show where smackdowns are more common than humidity on South Beach. Now Springer can add another title: FOS (friend of Sarah). Well, sort of. "I don't want her to be president," Springer told radio station WABC. "I don't agree with her views. But I would never say anything mean about her. I think she is incredibly charismatic. I think she takes her...
  • Even GOP activists are turning against Sarah Palin

    02/24/2011 9:23:19 PM PST · by pissant · 244 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/24/11 | Steve Thomma
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — As Sarah Palin wonders whether to run for president, she might want to talk to people in places such as South Carolina. She'd find her star fading, and her prospects daunting. Republicans still like her, but now they openly question whether she could or should be nominated for president, let alone elected. At a recent gathering in South Carolina, the site of a crucial early presidential primary next year, party activists said the former Alaska governor didn't have the experience, the knowledge of issues or the ability to get beyond folksy slang and bumper-sticker generalities that...
  • Palin gets it right on birthers and Obama's faith

    02/17/2011 5:03:06 PM PST · by pissant · 90 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/17/11 | Jonathan Capehart
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the Tea Party Princess, played a noxious game of dodge ball with George Stephanopoulos this morning when he asked her whether she believed that President Obama was born in the United States and is not a Muslim. Leave it to the Tea Party Queen -- Sarah Palin -- to show Bachmann and others in the Republican Party the right way to answer the question. "Do you question his faith and citizenship?" Palin was asked today during an onstage interview hosted by the Long Island Association. Her answer was brief and to the point. "I don't, and...

    02/15/2011 11:57:53 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies
    AZ Conservative ^ | 2/15/11 | Staff
    What's the best way to assure America of the right kind of leadership for the next several years? It's by getting behind the two leading presumed conservative candidates for president: Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty, the two former governors. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are calculating politicians who cannot ignite and unify the Republican base. Newt Gingrich has too much baggage. What isn't needed now is a 1990's leader. That's why Pawlenty and Palin are so appealing as the leaders who can turn this underperforming nation around. They represent the best bets to courageously battle against socialism in Washington. Romney...
  • Donald Trump Vs Sarah Palin -- Republican Presidential Candidates 2012

    02/14/2011 1:24:34 AM PST · by pissant · 82 replies
    IB TImes ^ | 2/12/11 | staff
    As the 2012 presidential race approaches, the Republicans are exploring all possibilities to deny Barack Obama a second term. As the potential Republican candidates met in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the real estate mogul Donald Trump made a surprise appearance to reiterate the possibility of him running for president in 2012. Among the likes of Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the real estate mogul will have to first beat out the ever popular Sarah Palin to even be considered. Although Trump flirted with the idea way back in 1999 when Bill Clinton was the...
  • Sarah Palin needs to rein in her harsh feminist rhetoric

    02/14/2011 7:42:57 AM PST · by pissant · 182 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/11 | Carey Roberts
    I applaud Sarah Palin’s passion, her adroit sense of humor, and her you-go-girl! gumption. But the more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I become perplexed by her over-heated gender-bending rhetoric. I believe we can all agree that men and women should have equal opportunities. But let’s not confuse equal opportunities with identical outcomes. Just because a woman has the same right to an education and a decent job doesn’t mean she will pursue the identical career path, toil as long, or work as many years as a man. Men and women have differing proclivities and interests — most...
  • Palin: Mubarak Relationship “Not Moral or Ethical”

    02/11/2011 8:51:00 AM PST · by pissant · 181 replies
    Time ^ | 2/11/11 | staff
    On whether the United States should have been giving foreign aid to President Mubarak: “Over 30 years of standing by Mubarak’s side and he essentially standing with America on a lot of our interests it makes sense that we have a reciprocal relationship but no it is not moral or ethical. We are watching Mubarak and realizing the billions of dollars that have been spent, he’s become rich, a lot of the dictatorship has personally benefited. So where do those funds end up? We need to pull back on those countries where the money isn't doing any good."
  • Liberals like Palin candidacy

    02/08/2011 5:36:50 PM PST · by pissant · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin, liberal darling?! Continue Reading That was the outcome of a Harris Poll taken online at the end of January, with some 23 percent of self-described liberals saying they want Sarah Palin to run for the Republican nomination in 2012. Libs "may be looking at who they would like to see Barack Obama run against," according to the release from the pollsters, whose survey was among a group of 2,566 people taken Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. The pollsters didn't provide a margin of error since the sample size was self-selected — meaning it was only people who agreed...
  • Palin trails Obama in red Tennessee

    02/07/2011 12:08:05 PM PST · by pissant · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin's big problems among the GOP faithful are on clear display in a new poll that shows large numbers of Republicans aren’t sure about her and the tea party darling trails President Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup in Tennessee — even with the president's job approval numbers running low in the state. The poll in the solidly red state where she and McCain crushed Obama by 15 points two years ago is a warning bell that Palin, despite her following and appeal to conservatives, remains fairly radioactive to some Republican voters, who are far from convinced she can...
  • Bristol Palin: I’d ‘probably’ run for office ‘further down the road’

    02/07/2011 9:01:04 PM PST · by pissant · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/7/11 | Laura Donovan
    In an exclusive, in-depth interview with E! Online’s Giuliana Rancic, “Dancing With the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin talked about running for public office “further down the road,” son Tripp, ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston, her new boyfriend, and being a Maricopa, Ariz. homeowner. When Rancic asked if she would ever run for office, Palin said, “Probably. But that would be further down the road.” “If I saw something that needed to be changed, then I would step up to the plate and do something about it,” Palin said, addressing what would motivate her to enter elective politics. Palin said she would run...
  • Palin defends GOProud participation at CPAC (misleading headline)

    02/07/2011 7:21:00 AM PST · by pissant · 262 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/11 | Morrisey
    No great surprise here, really; Palin has quietly backed the end of DADT and expressed support for conservative gays and lesbians in the past. Speaking here with David Brody from the Christian Broadcast Network and excerpted by Breitbart TV, Palin doesn’t endorse GOProud but does defend their attendance at CPAC, and argues that the value of events such as CPAC is to debate the issues and provide as much information as possible to attendees:
  • Loving Palin, but not for president, cont'd

    02/05/2011 12:12:57 PM PST · by pissant · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/5/11 | Ben Smith
    Last Spring in New Orleans, Jonathan Martin and I picked up a very clear sentiment from Republican activists about Sarah Palin, reporting from the Southern Republican Leadership conference that "the wide admiration for Palin among the rock-ribbed Dixie Republicans gathered in the room wasn't matched by a confidence that she was ready to run." Jeff Zeleny picks up something very similar at the Reagan Library this weekend: Roy Billings, a Reagan admirer and a longtime contributor to the [Young America's Foundation], said he liked Ms. Palin a great deal, but he hoped that she would not run for president in...
  • Michele Bachmann emerges as face of Tea Party as Sarah Palin's star wanes

    01/26/2011 11:59:15 AM PST · by pissant · 93 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 1/26/11 | Tony Harnden
    With Mrs Palin's political star apparently on the wane after a much-criticised response to the Arizona shootings, Mrs Bachmann appears ready and willing to step into the breach. Although the official Republican response to Mr Obama's address to Congress was made by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Tea Party response by Mrs Bachmann was carried live on CNN. Mr Ryan, 40, a mild-mannered fiscal policy specialist, was scathing about Mr Obama's policies but maintained a measured tone, speaking with unadorned, straightforward language. At points, he even praised Mr Obama, stating that "some of his words were reassuring". In contrast,...
  • Bachmann Tea-Party Overdrive: Minnesota Congresswoman Positions to Take Palin's Place

    01/23/2011 11:18:14 AM PST · by pissant · 58 replies · 1+ views
    The Nation ^ | 1/23/11 | John Nichols
    This is the winter of Sarah Palin’s discontent. Her “don’t retreat, reload” rhetoric blew up on her when Americans started fretting about heated political talk after an Arizona gunman shot a congresswoman and killed a federal judge. Then she added insult to injury by trying to claim she was the real victim, of a “blood libel.” Her poll numbers now are lower than at any time since she came on the national scene, and when New Hampshire Republicans voted in a presidential straw poll at their annual meeting, only 7 percent picked Palin. A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests...
  • Giuliani Eyes Presidential Bid — If Palin Runs Too

    01/21/2011 4:39:53 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/21/11 | Dan Yadron
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he is “more likely” to run for president in 2012 if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes a bid, according to snippets from an interview to air on CNN Monday night released on Twitter. “The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have,” Mr. Giuliani is quoted as saying on CNN host Piers Morgan’s Twitter account. “My one chance, if I have a chance, is that I’m considered a moderate.” The implication being that Ms. Palin, a tea party favorite, is not...
  • Mike Pence, the Anti-Huckabee

    01/21/2011 5:13:35 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 1/20/11 | Sarah Posner
    # This Politico story about the group drafting Indiania Congressman Mike Pence to run for the GOP presidential nomination is full of interesting tidbits about Republicans' dissatisfaction with the rest of the field: An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement—but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid. . . . . The pro-Pence crowd consists of a group of traditional conservatives who, while sympathizing with her, don’t view Sarah Palin as a serious presidential candidate. They doubt Mike Huckabee will run again or...
  • Rudy Giuliani: I’ll Be More Likely To Run In 2012 If Sarah Palin Does

    01/21/2011 4:41:49 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/11 | Alex Alvarez
    Rudy Giuliani has already announced that he’s “considering” a run for president in 2012, but, as he tells Piers Morgan in Monday’s episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, he’ll be much more likely to run if Sarah Palin decides to as well. Giuliani says that running against Palin would position him as a “moderate Republican” in contrast to Palin’s views. Morgan called him the “acceptable face of the Republican party,” to which America’s Mayor replied, “Well. I don’t know if I’m acceptable. The way I got elected as mayor of New York City was not being acceptable. My slogan was ‘You...
  • CNN Poll: Palin unfavorable rating at all-time high

    01/19/2011 12:14:16 AM PST · by pissant · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/19/11 | staff
    Washington (CNN) -- A new national poll indicates that 56% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor. That 56% unfavorable figure is up seven points from just before the midterm elections, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning. Thirty-eight percent of people questioned in the poll say they have a favorable view of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, down two points from October.
  • Palin is the Republican Obama

    01/19/2011 12:18:49 AM PST · by pissant · 58 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/19/11 | Jack Hunter
    When you ask Barack Obama’s admirers what they like most about him, you will typically hear of his personality traits before any specifics about policy. Obama’s fans say that he is so “smart… cool-headed… articulate…” To point out that in terms of policy, Obama isn’t that different from most other conventional Democrats–or even that different from George W. Bush–does little to dissuade the president’s most ardent champions, and any failure to live up to liberal ideals does little to change Obama’s current popular status as liberalism personified. Sarah Palin is the Republican Obama. When you ask Palin’s admirers what they...