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Georgia Republican Jack Kingston: Palin should butt out of primaries

A candidate promoted by Sarah Palin went down in Georgia's runoff election Tuesday night -- and now one of the state's Republican congressmen is saying she should have stayed out of it.

Palin endorsed Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel in the gubernatorial primary runoff and held a high-profile rally for her. Handel lost, narrowly, to Rep. Nathan Deal.

Before Palin's endorsement, Handel trailed in a crowded GOP field; afterward she surged and ended up in a runoff with Deal.

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said Tuesday morning that he didn't understand Palin's involvement.

"Why Sarah Palin decided to get in the race is beyond me," he told the "America's Morning News" radio show*. "I don't know why she feels compelled to get into primaries all over the country. But, you know, fortunately Georgia voters are doing their own thinking on things like this."

Kingston supported Deal.

"[W]hat it does is, it makes Republicans say, well, maybe we do need to rethink ... Sarah Palin, as somebody who does shoot from the hip a little bit too much," he added.

Asked if he'd rather Palin butt out of contested primaries altogether, he said yes.

"Well, yes, I wish she will because what she is doing is dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don't need to be divided," he said. He added that in his opinion Handel was "clearly the more moderate person in the race."

Listen:

It's worth noting that Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee all endorsed in the same primary. Romney backed Handel; Gingrich and Huckabee backed Deal.

Check out our tracker of all of Sarah Palin's endorsements here.

*This post originally stated incorrectly that "America Morning News" is sponsored by Human Events. America's Morning News is nationally syndicated by Talk Radio Network.

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Comments

Superficial celebrity Sarah Palin should retire with Schlessinger, and take limbaugh and all of Fox.

Posted by: jama452 | August 18, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Palin is Perot 2.0 for the GOP.
Why don't they ever learn?

Posted by: htimothyjones1 | August 12, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I understand that Kate (+8) Goslin is going to be in Palin's Alaska documentary. Now that will be quite a pair--don't know which one will make the other look more stupid!

Posted by: mbrumble | August 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Shadowsmgc,

Dems don't fear Palin and we really don't smear her, well most don't.

Palin's problem is that her interviews were terrible and exposed her lack of knowledge on central issues of the day. That's not to say she can't learn more about those issues; she can. But she would have to sit down and conduct more interviews.

Her other problem now is that she quit the best job she had to get her ready for higher office.

Had Obama shown the same lack of understanding as she showed, he would not have won, or at least not as easily.

Name calling goes back and forth, but when it came down to it, most voters felt she was ill-prepared to serve as VP to the oldest president in history.

Posted by: pathfinder12 | August 12, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Palin should keep her fangs OFF any candidate who ISN'T already a shoo-in! Her "endorsement?" is like the "KISS OF DEATH"! So, she attached her name to the ones who would win WITHOUT her and got herself more attention, but her name is more of a DETRIMENT than a help! The only one she is trying to "help" is her "USUAL!!~~~The "Sarah Palin WELFARE Coffers".

PLEASE support my family cuz NEITHER one of us wants to work!! Playing is so much more fun!!

Posted by: Maerzie | August 12, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

The McCain presidential bid failed because of Palin. That's why she was picked in the first place -- to guarantee the loss. At that she succeeded as she has at remaining in the public eye, whether or not the public likes it.

Robert Kennedy said, "One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time." That is the Palin fan base. As a non-elected public non-official, she has no constituency.

It is only a matter of time before her moth like attention to bright lights reveals her as the vapid bigot she is. Come to think of it, it has been revealed. You can follow that on Twitter and Facebook.


Posted by: teamac | August 12, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

In a year or two, at the most, everyone will be embarrassed they spent so much ink and time talking about Palin. Enough.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 12, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

The battle between Palin, Rush, and Beck to be the spokesperson for the right is entertaining. The racism that follows them isn't; it is sick and disgusting. I feel for the people of genuine consertive persuasion who are the dwindeling dregs on the Republican party; this is a sad, sad day for the Republican party.

Posted by: withersb | August 12, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

The battle between Palin, Rush, and Beck to be the spokesperson for the right is entertaining. The racism that follows them isn't; it is sick and disgusting. I feel for the people of genuine consertive persuasion who are the dwindeling dregs on the Republican party; this is a sad, sad day for the Republican party.

Posted by: withersb | August 12, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said Tuesday morning that he didn't understand Palin's involvement.
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Kingston is a party-pooper. He wants to ruin the Democtrats' laughfest!

Posted by: kishorgala | August 12, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

It is rather amusing to listen to the slavering Sarah Palin anal attendants peddling their revisionist history about how McCain would have done far worse without her.

Look. Obama's approval numbers even at their lowest point are miles above Sarah Palin's or anyone in the GOP. Indeed, the only personalities in the country right now with really high approval numbers are the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and Hillary and Bill Clinton.

And in that poll you Palin hineysmoochers love to quote, the very lowest approval numbers are for the republicans and the tea party, both around 29%. I would bet that Palin or any other republican would kill for Obama's 47%.

Posted by: jaxas70 | August 12, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

MrMeaner, I find it curious that you did not tell the rest of the story in your Gallup poll data. Indeed, McCain did enjoy a brief spike after Palin's speech and the GOP convention. But it was shortlived and the financial collapse had little to do with it.

If you recall, McCain-Palin numbers began a steady decline directly proportionate to Palin's appearances in the mainstream media where she performed miserably. The conservatives--ever expert at historical revisionism--like to say that had not the Financial collapse occurred in September, McCain would have won. That is completely unsupportable. Long before the collapse, McCain-Palin had lost their polling edge. The collapse only solidified the trend in Obama's direction.

In reality, the financial collapse had little to do with Obama's win. The desire for change and widespread dissatisfaction with Bush and the GOP was the main factor in Obama's win.

Posted by: jaxas70 | August 12, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

you think a whorish methhead would be an upgrade?

better than the gay crack-head we have in office now, s*** for brains

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 12, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the GOP should refudiate Palin.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | August 12, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse


Handel's mistake was in assuming Palin's support was intended to help anyone other than Palin.

Posted by: jack824 | August 12, 2010 5:45 AM | Report abuse

MrMeaner wrote:
".....Still with me?
In Gallup's next poll,taken Sept. 4-6 had it at McCain 48% Obama 45%."
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Most Americans knew little or nothing about Palin at that time. Most assumed that as a Governor she was intelligent, and
knowledgeable. It wasn't until stories began coming out of Alaska, and the Katey Couric interview that most Americans said WOW - is that the best McCain could do? I know, not many Republicans, but they had bought into Bush, Cheney, Abramoff, Cunningham, etc. etc. so why not? If your idea of a leader is a winking, smirking, attack dog you have the blessings of the Democrats. Bring her on!!! Oh, that line has already been used.

Posted by: fstone | August 12, 2010 1:02 AM | Report abuse

I agree with him. She was the reason the Republicans didn't win in 2008 and she is still trying to destroy the party. Her sense of entitlement as the spokesperson for the Republican is beyond all reasonable comprehension. And we can all thank John McCain for the gift of Sarah.

Posted by: sharronkm | August 11, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse
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You're wrong, on all counts. I voted for Sarah. John McCain, which I respect, more that I like, was merely incidental. He'd have come in, in third place, had he not had Sarah, on the ticket.
Dennis
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Agreed but the biggest problem w/Sarah are the IDIOTS who listen or follow her

Posted by: lildg54 | August 11, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse
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You're right, on that point. We Sarah followers are going to be "your" problem, in November.
Did you see O'bama's approval ratings today? They're lower than the celler.
Dennis
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John McCain suspended his campaign in dramatic fashion......so he could go back to DC and pass TARP.
That's why he lost.
The only reason that the least-liked GOP candidate in my lifetime was even close in the election, was the emergence of Sarah Palin, and her undeniable popularity.
The fact that progressives can hardly make it through a thread post without smearing her name, regardless of the topic, just shows how much they fear her.

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 11, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse
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Isn't it fun, watching, and listening to the frantic Dems, as they decry, rail against, criticize, and fear Sarah?
The upcoming elections, in 2010, and 2012, are going to be fun to watch.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | August 12, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

My impression of Ms Palin is she is God's gift to the Democratic Party. Keep up the Good Work, Sarah.

Posted by: glenglish | August 11, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse
-------------------------------------------If you believe that, you'll even believe that O'bama's good for America. That sob, believes that he can borrow his way out of debt, or spend ourselves back to prosperity. Anyone who believes that "has"to believe in Space Aliens.
Dennis
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Why is Palin endorsing outside her own state and beyond her expertise?

Because she has a pathological need for attention, and believes she will get her own Reality Show on Fox if she can just invent enough words.

BTW: Is it true that Palin finally got a backpack and a passport?

Posted by: practica1 | August 11, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse
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Sarah's endorsing because she "is" the one Popular Republican, at this time in our History. What do you think? If you can spell "expertise" without using spellcheck, you're bright enough to know of Sarah's Political strength, and popularity.
I love the way she slaps you Dems around. This November, and 2012, are going to be fun to watch.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | August 11, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin should go away as she embarrasses ALL Americans with her proud stupidity and unjustified arrogance. McCain was definitely being cynical when he picked her for VP. The fact that she wasn't vetted much says a lot; I want to believe that deep down, McCain wouldn't have picked her if he knew how batsh__ crazy and ignorant she would turn out to be. Oh no, he knew she was a female neocon with good looks, which appeals to the GOP base. Look at the Barbie dolls in conservative media. Dressed-up know-nothings. They're actresses who stumbled into "conservative journalism", i.e. propaganda in this country. Anyway, Palin fired up the base like he wanted, but American women as a whole weren't buying that this was their best hope. Why would they support some know-nothing bimbo just because she was a woman? And why would the rest of America follow suit? We're superficial as a nation, but not enough to overlook her zealotry and ignorance. For God's sake, she didn't even know what the job of VP was, forget all her other crazy views.
I will say that I am scared of Sarah Palin, as a liberal. I'm afraid that my country has gotten so stupid, that it would elect somebody that idiotic, again. Look at what happened with Bush. Shenanigans or not, there were plenty of people out there who voted for that disgrace, too. You see what happened with a drunken crackhead - you think a whorish methhead would be an upgrade?
She's a horrible blend of Bush and Cheney on her own. There are indeed enough idiots out there who say "She sounds just like me" for it to happen. Sorry guys, it's the truth.
And I'll tell you what - the best way for Republicans to win is by keeping their real views private. Look at how they operate. Look at the Tea Partiers, too. They know how out of the mainstream they are with many of their views - so they're going to try to win based on bad times and running out the clock obstruction they took part in.
Yes, get rid of the Palin tracker, WP. And while you're at it, get rid of Palin.

Posted by: fbutler1 | August 11, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse
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I "know" you're afraid of Sarah, as well you should be. She's going to take away your O'bamacare.
I'm delighted that Sarah terrorizes you Libs. Even Barney Fife, would be a better President than O'bama. You know that, and that's what you're afraid of.
Did you see O'bama, in Texas, last week? All the Democrats ran and hid. The Governor showed up to greet him, out of respect. But, he's Republican.
You Dems, are facing Political Doom, this November.
Live with it.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | August 11, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Go, mama grizzly, go! Keep on buttin' in with those endorsin' rallies and fundraisers. Keep the Confederacy Party on the ropes.

Posted by: DaveR1 | August 11, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse
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Sarah's endorsement's much more desirable and valuable than O'bama's. When he went to Texas, last week, all the Dems ran and hid. The Governor met O'bam, at the airport, But, he's Republican.
The Party of the Confederacy, was the Democrats.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | August 11, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin should go away as she embarrasses ALL Americans with her proud stupidity and unjustified arrogance. McCain was definitely being cynical when he picked her for VP. The fact that she wasn't vetted much says a lot; I want to believe that deep down, McCain wouldn't have picked her if he knew how batsh__ crazy and ignorant she would turn out to be. Oh no, he knew she was a female neocon with good looks, which appeals to the GOP base. Look at the Barbie dolls in conservative media. Dressed-up know-nothings. They're actresses who stumbled into "conservative journalism", i.e. propaganda in this country. Anyway, Palin fired up the base like he wanted, but American women as a whole weren't buying that this was their best hope. Why would they support some know-nothing bimbo just because she was a woman? And why would the rest of America follow suit? We're superficial as a nation, but not enough to overlook her zealotry and ignorance. For God's sake, she didn't even know what the job of VP was, forget all her other crazy views.

I will say that I am scared of Sarah Palin, as a liberal. I'm afraid that my country has gotten so stupid, that it would elect somebody that idiotic, again. Look at what happened with Bush. Shenanigans or not, there were plenty of people out there who voted for that disgrace, too. You see what happened with a drunken crackhead - you think a whorish methhead would be an upgrade?

She's a horrible blend of Bush and Cheney on her own. There are indeed enough idiots out there who say "She sounds just like me" for it to happen. Sorry guys, it's the truth.

And I'll tell you what - the best way for Republicans to win is by keeping their real views private. Look at how they operate. Look at the Tea Partiers, too. They know how out of the mainstream they are with many of their views - so they're going to try to win based on bad times and running out the clock obstruction they took part in.

Yes, get rid of the Palin tracker, WP. And while you're at it, get rid of Palin.

Posted by: fbutler1 | August 11, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin should go away as she embarrasses ALL Americans with her proud stupidity and unjustified arrogance. McCain was definitely being cynical when he picked her for VP. The fact that she wasn't vetted much says a lot; I want to believe that deep down, McCain wouldn't have picked her if he knew how batsh__ crazy and ignorant she would turn out to be. Oh no, he knew she was a female neocon with good looks, which appeals to the GOP base. Look at the Barbie dolls in conservative media. Dressed-up know-nothings. They're actresses who stumbled into "conservative journalism", i.e. propaganda in this country. Anyway, Palin fired up the base like he wanted, but American women as a whole weren't buying that this was their best hope. Why would they support some know-nothing bimbo just because she was a woman? And why would the rest of America follow suit? We're superficial as a nation, but not enough to overlook her zealotry and ignorance. For God's sake, she didn't even know what the job of VP was, forget all her other crazy views.

I will say that I am scared of Sarah Palin, as a liberal. I'm afraid that my country has gotten so stupid, that it would elect somebody that idiotic, again. Look at what happened with Bush. Shenanigans or not, there were plenty of people out there who voted for that disgrace, too. You see what happened with a drunken crackhead - you think a whorish methhead would be an upgrade?

She's a horrible blend of Bush and Cheney on her own. There are indeed enough idiots out there who say "She sounds just like me" for it to happen. Sorry guys, it's the truth.

And I'll tell you what - the best way for Republicans to win is by keeping their real views private. Look at how they operate. Look at the Tea Partiers, too. They know how out of the mainstream they are with many of their views - so they're going to try to win based on bad times and running out the clock obstruction they took part in.

Yes, get rid of the Palin tracker, WP. And while you're at it, get rid of Palin.

Posted by: fbutler1 | August 11, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Quick, everybody run, the WEINER has spoken........

Posted by: grcac | August 11, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

So, it looks like Rush has passed the torch of "Kingmaker of the GOP" to Palin! But, if he hasn't relented, maybe they can wrestle for it.

Posted by: fluxgirl | August 11, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

So, it looks like Rush has passed the torch of "Kingmaker of the GOP" to Palin! But, if he hasn't relented, maybe they can wrestle for it.

Posted by: fluxgirl | August 11, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

The recriminations begin. The divisions widen. The house of cards begins to crumble. Thank you Sarah Palin. Hey Republicans! Please choose this woman as your Presidential candidate in 2012. Please.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 11, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Go, mama grizzly, go! Keep on buttin' in with those endorsin' rallies and fundraisers. Keep the Confederacy Party on the ropes.

Posted by: DaveR1 | August 11, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Go, mama grizzly, go! Keep on buttin' in with those endorsin' rallies and fundraisers. Keep the Confederacy Party on the ropes.

Posted by: DaveR1 | August 11, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Meaner: the unforgiving fact that Palin was McCain's running mate, making her a Vice-presidential candidate gives her more stature in the eyes of the media then the former govs Romney, Huck, and the still disgraced Newt. Because she gets sooo much more publicity then the other three put together, she's the one who gets the ridiculous interactive endorsement tracker on wapo's front page.

Posted by: katem1 | August 11, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Well,
I'll just reference the Gallup polling data.

August 27-29, '08.
Gallup had Obama at 49% to McCain"S 41%

The next week was the RNC convention. Sept. 1-4

A poll was taken at the beginning of the week, before Palin was picked.
It was Obama 49% McCain 42%

Still with me?
In Gallup's next poll,taken Sept. 4-6 had it at
McCain 48% Obama 45%.


That's right

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 11, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

My impression of Ms Palin is she is God's gift to the Democratic Party. Keep up the Good Work, Sarah.

Posted by: glenglish | August 11, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Why is Palin endorsing outside her own state and beyond her expertise?

Because she has a pathological need for attention, and believes she will get her own Reality Show on Fox if she can just invent enough words.

BTW: Is it true that Palin finally got a backpack and a passport?

Posted by: practica1 | August 11, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

catmomtx: you rock! fanned and faved. now please go over to the FIX blog, and say the exact same post. It is soooo fitting for everything the GOP supporters throw at us. Thank you for such a knock-out post!!

Posted by: katem1 | August 11, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Why is Palin endorsing outside her own state and beyond her expertise?

Because she has a pathological need for attention, and believes she will get her own Reality Show on Fox if she can just invent enough words.

BTW: Is it true that Palin finally got a backpack and a passport?

Posted by: practica1 | August 11, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

so this Georgia GOPer and the conservative (Union/Constitution??)newspaper from NH, and the NY23 GOP have all told Palin, thanks but no thanks. And you know what they say about NH, and so goes the nation...Perhaps these GOPers/Conservatives don't wish to be associated with her particular kind of campaining, as is their right.
So does this article mean that the ridiculous tracker of Palin's endorsements on wapo's page can finally come down?
sigh, probably not, with CC at the helm

Posted by: katem1 | August 11, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of the Palin tracker. It is a ridiculous liberal maneuver. Face it. Conservative voters are not the ignorant sheep as liberals have tried to paint them.
Trying to make Palin, Beck or Limbaugh the face of the Republican party is not working.

Posted by: bethg1841 | August 11, 2010 5:45 PM |
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Sorry but Republicans made Palin, Beck and Limbaugh the face of the Republican party. The same way racist became the face of the tea party. Why you ask? Because no one came out and put them in their place when they went overboard. Republicans have allowed them to do and say the most outrageous things. Anyone who tried to stand up to them only ended up apologizing. If you have allowed them to use their outrageous rhetoric to lure the base and not say anything about it then you condone their behavior.

And I'm sorry but Republicans have been trying to convince you gullible people that they had absolutely no responsibility for what occurred on their watch during the past eight years. As soon as they thought they could get away with it they started blaming President Obama and the Democrats. They act as if the American people did not just live through the eight years of the Bush administration. Republicans spent the last 18 months doing absolutely nothing for this country and everything to destroy President Obama. Liberals don't have to paint you as sheep. Sheep are those that have voted no on everything including bills that they themselves initially sponsored. Sheep are people who vote in lock step to destroy the President rather than working in lock step to help the country move forward. Conservative voters have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated into voting against their own best interest hoping that eventually something might eventually trickle down to them. Don't want to be seen as ignorant sheep that Liberals try to paint you as then don't reward the party of no for trying to destroy our President and our country.

Posted by: catmomtx | August 11, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

"Conservative voters are not the ignorant sheep as liberals have tried to paint them."

Hee hee hee. Great laugh line.

Posted by: roblimo | August 11, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

John McCain suspended his campaign in dramatic fashion......so he could go back to DC and pass TARP.
That's why he lost.
The only reason that the least-liked GOP candidate in my lifetime was even close in the election, was the emergence of Sarah Palin, and her undeniable popularity.
The fact that progressives can hardly make it through a thread post without smearing her name, regardless of the topic, just shows how much they fear her.

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 11, 2010 8:20 PM |
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Oh Mr.Meaner, don't delude yourself. The main reason McCain lost is because the American people understood exactly what he was doing by nominating Sarah Palin to run as his Vice President. McCain insulted the American people and especially women thinking that a pretty woman, not ready for the enormous job as Vice President would bring him the Hilary Clinton voters. What that showed is McCain's judgement which Palin continues to show us was pathetic and he had no business being President. Now if you want to add his pitiful performance on the Tarp situation then yes, you have a point. Sarah Palin is what lost the Republicans the election. That and the fact that McCain didn't have a clue. And sir, sorry to say but you don't have a clue either.

Posted by: catmomtx | August 11, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

oh no!

trouble in paradise?

Posted by: teoc2 | August 11, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

I agree with him. She was the reason the Republicans didn't win in 2008 and she is still trying to destroy the party. Her sense of entitlement as the spokesperson for the Republican is beyond all reasonable comprehension. And we can all thank John McCain for the gift of Sarah.

Posted by: sharronkm | August 11, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Agreed but the biggest problem w/Sarah are the IDIOTS who listen or follow her

Posted by: lildg54 | August 11, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

John McCain suspended his campaign in dramatic fashion......so he could go back to DC and pass TARP.
That's why he lost.
The only reason that the least-liked GOP candidate in my lifetime was even close in the election, was the emergence of Sarah Palin, and her undeniable popularity.
The fact that progressives can hardly make it through a thread post without smearing her name, regardless of the topic, just shows how much they fear her.

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 11, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

jiji1

Your comment is getting stale. You may want to switch it up a little. Tired of seeing it in every blog

"Since this is on the Obama Presidency Blog, where is President Obama's comment on this pressing matter? Who did Obama endorse?"

to something a little

Posted by: JKBMI | August 11, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

I agree with him. She was the reason the Republicans didn't win in 2008 and she is still trying to destroy the party. Her sense of entitlement as the spokesperson for the Republican is beyond all reasonable comprehension. And we can all thank John McCain for the gift of Sarah.

Posted by: sharronkm | August 11, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

sour grapes, much? Should Obama refrain from campaigning? Should anyone? Is this the US of A or some dictatorship where people aren't allowed to voice an opinion. This mental midget needs to get over himself.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | August 11, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

If Jack Kingston thinks that about Palin, but not Gingrich, Romney, and that corn-pone hick idiot Huckabee, then he needs to change his party affiliation to the democrats.
They love bigotry and misogyny.
He would fit in well.

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 11, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

$aint $carah Moose, patron $aint of pink elephants and mama grizzly bears.

Posted by: OleLadySquawking | August 11, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Re: Asked if he'd rather Palin butt out of contested primaries altogether, he said yes. "Well, yes, I wish she will because what she is doing is dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don't need to be divided," Yes she is dividing the GOP; dividing /separating RINOs from Conservatives. The 'winner' was backed by establishment RINOs.

Posted by: BeanerECMO | August 11, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

The guy should keep his mouth shut, the pink elephants, or was it the mama grizzlys will get him.

Posted by: OleLadySquawking | August 11, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't the Congressman know that Sister Scarah Moose represents the entire United States and that she's just defending the Constitution? How unAmerican for him to be dissing her! You betcha, wink wink!

Posted by: OleLadySquawking | August 11, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

We dyed-in-the-wool Dems are happy to see Palin wave her wand around and hope she continues to do so.

Posted by: oldmagnolia | August 11, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

TO: bethg1841 who wrote:
“…Conservative voters are not the ignorant sheep as liberals have tried to paint them...”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Oh yes they are.

Anyone who votes for Republican thugs has GOT to be as dumb as a bag of hammers, or a sucker for punishment.

By the way, where's our $8 billion dollars the Republicans supposedly "lost" in Iraq?

Somebody has got that money, and it ain't the American Taxpayers.

Being that Republicans were in charge, they ought to know exactly what they did, or are Republicans so incompetent they'd rather just forget that $8 billion rather than track it down.

I don't see anything at all "conservative" about "losing" $8 billion dollars.


Posted by: lindalovejones | August 11, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I like the idea of dividing the Republican Party.

We don't want the Republicans back.

Posted by: lindalovejones | August 11, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Deal is a corrupt bum. I own a home in his former congressional district. He NEVER did anything for his constituents. He is a blow-hard who has enriched himself at the public trough.

Posted by: TOMHERE | August 11, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Look Republicans, you brought this ignoramous to the party.

Now take her home.

Posted by: vigor | August 11, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

First she lost, then she quit, and now she tweets. People who get her "endorsement" must cringe and see it as the kiss of death.

Posted by: euroguy | August 11, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

In tomorrow's episode of Soap Opera Sarah, she freaks out when her on-again-off-again-son-in-law-to-be Levi is elected dog catcher of Wasallia on a reality show. Sarah hires a body guard to protect Daisy and to watch little grandson Ribbit so he won't wander off in a hot air balloon again to Russia, which she can see from her house.

In a secret meeting at Fox News, Sarah conspires with Rove and Gringrinch to start new rumors Obama is gay.

The evil liberal neighbor records her fight with Todd over who will take out the garbage. Finally, she agrees to do it with a poncho covering her face and head so the neighbor doesn't have a photo op of her in green face cream and curlers.

Bristol pines for Levi, who, when not dog catching, is off to Hollywood to star in some soft porno only showing his red neck and white behind.

Posted by: areyousaying | August 11, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

We've been telling Sarah Palin to shut up and go away for a long time. She seems to think the world cannot survive without her telling us what we should do, that we must know what her opinion is of everything, that we should hear and agree with her criticism of what she thinks everyone is doing wrong.


It's long past time that the media quit giving that woman and her idiocy any attention. When are the reporters and writers going to listen to us?

Posted by: momof20yo | August 11, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

First she lost, then she quit, and now she tweets. People who get her "endorsement" must cringe and see it as the kiss of death.

Posted by: euroguy | August 11, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

This conservative is in agreement with this column.....Palin should campaign -- nothing more.
Also in the BACKground: Baner, McConnell and several others.

TERM LIMITS -- Now.

Posted by: jimbob3 | August 11, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of the Palin tracker. It is a ridiculous liberal maneuver. Face it. Conservative voters are not the ignorant sheep as liberals have tried to paint them.
Trying to make Palin, Beck or Limbaugh the face of the Republican party is not working.

Posted by: bethg1841 | August 11, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

this would suggest that Huckabee and Gingrich are more responsibly moderate than Palin and Romney, and pandering less to the tea-party extreme.

Posted by: JoeT1 | August 11, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Yet another 'former' republican. Join the crowd.

Posted by: msgrinnell | August 11, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

As a former repuglican I support the squirrel eater from Alaska in her efforts to take over the repuglican party.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | August 11, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Since this is on the Obama Presidency Blog, where is President Obama's comment on this pressing matter? Who did Obama endorse?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 11, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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