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Sarah Palin and the tea party movement

Sarah Palin continues to be a political lightning rod - drawing intensely negative reviews from liberal Democrats and far more positive assessments from conservative Republicans, according to a new Washington Post poll.

The new numbers come as the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate headlines the kick-off of a cross-country rally for the "tea party" movement. She's popular among the movement's backers, garnering a 60 percent favorable rating among those who view the tea party favorably. And she gets even higher marks from conservative Republicans, checking in at 71 percent in the new poll.

These numbers contrast with far lower ratings in other groups. Overall, 55 percent of Americans say they view her unfavorably, matching the high in Post-ABC polls since the 2008 GOP convention. Her unfavorable rating peaks among liberal Democrats at 85 percent.

Breakdowns on Palin's ratings and new questions about the tea party are below.

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

                    --- Favorable---  -- Unfavorable--  No   
                    NET Strgly Smwht  NET Smwht Strgly  op.
All adults          37   17     20    55   14     41     7

Democrats           15    5      9    75   14     61    10
Republicans         66   35     31    30   13     17     4   
Independents        38   17     22    55   16     40     6

Liberal Dems.       11    1     10    85   11     74     4
Conservative Reps.  71   37     33    26   11     15     3

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the political movement known as the Tea Party? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

                    --- Favorable---  -- Unfavorable--  No   
                    NET Strgly Smwht  NET Smwht Strgly  op.
All adults          41   21     21    39   16     23    20

Democrats           22    9     13    56   19     37    22
Republicans         62   33     30    19   12      6    19
Independents        45   23     23    37   15     21    18 

Liberal Dems.       24   12     12    64   14     49    12
Conservative Reps.  70   38     32    15   10      5    16

Q: Given what you know about the Tea Party's positions on the issues, would you say that overall you agree with them strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly?

                    ---- Agree -----  --- Disagree ---  No
                    NET Strgly Smwht  NET Smwht Strgly  op.
All adults          46   18     28    40   21     19    14

Democrats           29    9     20    57   24     32    14
Republicans         68   33     35    17   14      2    15
Independents        47   14     33    41   23     18    12 

Liberal Dems.       33   14     18    60   18     42     7
Conservative Reps.  74   40     33    13   12      2    13

Q: Do you think the tea party movement is having too much influence, too little influence or about the right amount of influence over the Republican Party?

                  Too    Too    Right
                  much  little  amount   No op.
All adults          23    24      38       15

Democrats           35    14      35       16
Republicans         10    31      45       13
Independents        20    26      38       15 

Liberal Dems.       43    16      27       14
Conservative Reps.   8    32      48       11

These questions were asked of a random national sample of 1,000 adults, interviewed March 23 to 26. The results for the full sample have a sampling error margin of plus or minus three percentage points.

By Jon Cohen  |  March 27, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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Comments

There is no "tea party."

TEA stands for "taxed enough already."

Posted by: maphound | March 27, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

No one makes it to a leadership role in either party with an overall approval rating of 37 percent. So, she's entertaining, but it seems her persistently snarky comments and her whining nasal voice wear on the marjority of Americans who don't have a favorable view of her.

Posted by: eland6422201 | March 27, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Of course conservative Republicans love her - she brings in more campaign donations regardless of her ignorance and stupidity. And she's a perfect excuse for the ignorant to continue to ensure their children remain ignorant and unable to properly speak the English language. "Betcha!" "Gotcha!" and "git" - 3 of Palin's personal favorite expressions and words.

Posted by: RIPRussert | March 27, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

By playing to the extreme right, she ensures her continued employment as part of the Republican entertainment industry. Right along with Beck, Limbaugh, and that succubus Coulter. Were she interested in governance, she would have stayed in office. Make no mistake... she is all about the $$$.

Posted by: rodms_wa | March 27, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

She is not a leader, she is a demagogue.

Posted by: vigor | March 27, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

55% net unfavorable with independents, 40% strongly unfavorable... those numbers mean she's unelectable, and thank god for that.

Posted by: wideblacksky | March 27, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin has not changed. She is just as annoying as she was in 2008. Her speech and vocabulary are less than thrid grade. The Republicans lost in 2008 with Palin, and this year they will see no improvement in November.

Poor John McCain, he stands on the stage staring at the "windmill", Sancha Panza (Palin) is pointing his horse toward the
windmill. Problem is McCain has been in that windmill for 30 years, and now want's to destroy it.

McCain is neither a Maverick, or a Statesman, never has been ,and never will be. His shelf life as a leader in the U. S. Senate is over.

The Republicans still believe the American people want to hear "Hell No We Won't", rather than a positive "Yes WE Can".

McCain and the Republicans are the party of "NO", and represent big business and are incapable of being accepted by the average , strugglin proud American.

Win or lose, the windmill will stand.

Posted by: COWENS99 | March 27, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

The "T" in the Teabagger's Party stands for THUGS. It's a group that American terrorist Timothy McVeigh would be proud of.

Posted by: mdnc | March 27, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

As a staunch advocate for more women in politics, and women's rights in general, for over 40 years, I wonder if I spoke too loudly. That Sarah Palin (delusionally) believes that she speaks for "all you Americans out there" represents regression for all of us, but women in politics in particular.

Posted by: talitha1 | March 27, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

TO MDNC
GOOD CALL. THAT MAN IS A GOOD FRIEND OF OBUMA. HOW ABOUT THE SEIU THUGS WHO BEAT A BLACK REPORTER . NO ONE SEEMS TO REMEMBER THOSE THINGS. I GUESS THEY WERE ONLY GIVING HIM A REB DOWN. GET WITH IT. SUCK IT UP. REMEMBER, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

Posted by: MALBENNET | March 27, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

None of other the numbers are unexpected or surprising but.... There are 1% LIBERAL Democrats who strongly Favor Palin ?? Seriously ??

Posted by: mom_in_metro | March 27, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Palin appearing for mccain,who the tea bag forhead set set dispise ,,they applaud her antway while their candidate hayworth says mccain s u c k s,,how fruity can it get.

Posted by: gonville1 | March 27, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Notes written on Sarah's hand for her next speech:
70% of Americans think I'm unqualified for public office, 30% think I am, 26% are not sure, and 21% don't know. I could win this!

Posted by: dudh | March 27, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Actually I thought T.E.A. stood for Terrorising Every American. XD

As for Sarah Palin......she lost 99% of her support here in Alaska when she totally dumped us 1/2 way into her term after not being present for 8 months during what portion of her term she did serve. There were plenty who invested a good deal of time and money in her, and tirelessly defended her. For WHAT?!

She completely negated the image of the Alaskan Woman! Most of us are some very strong and resolute people. Real Alaskans fullfill their obligations, however they have to...or they don't take them on in the first place.....as do most US citizens.

Posted by: alaskansheilah | March 27, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin: The Empty Dress

Posted by: pad_jefe | March 27, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

THE DEMOCRATS ARE LAUGHABLE

THEY WILL BE GONE FOR AT LEAST 20 YEARS
WITH THIS SOCIALISM C-R-A-P THEY LIED ON US.

GET READY TO START WORKING FOR LIVING AGAIN DEMOCRATS

Millions of white men who voted for Barack Obama are walking away from the Democratic Party, and it appears increasingly likely that they'll take the midterms elections in November with them. Their departure could well lead to a GOP landslide on a scale not seen since 1994

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=915922&category=OPINION#ixzz0jPTtXsg1

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | March 27, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Of course conservative Republicans love her - she brings in more campaign donations regardless of her ignorance and stupidity. And she's a perfect excuse for the ignorant to continue to ensure their children remain ignorant and unable to properly speak the English language. "Betcha!" "Gotcha!" and "git" - 3 of Palin's personal favorite expressions and words.

Posted by: RIPRussert | March 27, 2010 1:00 PM

===========================================

SO YOU THINK JOE BIDEN USING THE F WORD IS BETTER? YOU'RE AN IDIOT. YOU THINK THAT THE DEMOCRAT'S GAYS, GHETTO THUGS AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE SMARTER THAN TEA PARTY PEOPLE? LMAO.....WHAT A FOOL!!!

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | March 27, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I think we should repeal and replace the Republican Party!
Democrats Care!
Republicans Don't!

Posted by: lunetrick | March 27, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Compare Pelosi's and Reid's ratings, even Obama's latest!

Posted by: suegbic1 | March 27, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

no Charley Tuna, Humble Harv, maybe.

Posted by: Flenzoro | March 27, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I think we should repeal all socialist backroom dealing bribing arrogant libs/dems in Washington start with the botox faced Nancy and good ole corrupt Harry

Posted by: johnrick | March 27, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Would George Walker Bush dare wipe his hands on celestial Sarah?

Posted by: whocares666 | March 27, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

"Do you consider yourself part of the Tea party movement or not?"

Yes, 13%

No, 80%

[Quinnipiac University Poll. March 16-21, 2010.]

Heh-heh-heh...

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | March 27, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the perfect Washington insider. She is being loyal and supporting long time Washington insider, John McCain. Backroom deals and whispering, all those things that Sarah said she was against. She sure got on board the Washington insider train fast enough.

Posted by: 12345leavemealone | March 27, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

The percentage of the electorate that is still willing to call itself Republican is only about 40%. Only half of them have a favorable view of Sarah P. This is the same 20% of the electorate that thinks GW Bush did a great job and made American safer.

They're noisy, they're loud, they're irrational and they love Sarah. These are the nutjobs that have driven the Republican Party so far to the Right that they'll guarantee Democrats run the country for next 20 years.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 27, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

There is no "tea party."

TEA stands for "TERRORISTS ENDANGERING AMERICA."

Posted by: BOBSTERII | March 27, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

After watching Michael Moore's movie, "Capitalism: a Love Story", I decided to read up on modern socialism as it exists in this country. I was surprised to see how democratic is socialism! See for yourself:
http://www.dsausa.org/pdf/widemsoc.pdf

Posted by: corporatemediawatcher | March 27, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Note to GOP---- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE nominate Governor before she quit Caribou Barbie to be your standard bearer in 2012. Maybe Glenn Beck as VP. And make sure they bring their racist, homophobic Tea Baggers to articulate their message. It'll be a hoot.

Posted by: maupin1 | March 27, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

sarsh like beck and limbaugh is in for cash, who is taking care of the family of hers as she travels the country.

Posted by: dv1236 | March 27, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Palin is EXTREMELY polarizing.

Posted by: maritza1 | March 27, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid Welcomes Sarah Palin & Her Tea Party Group, To His Home Town of...

[Searchlight Nevada]

Some Funny Stuff !!

___________________


Late Update: Reid's campaign sends us this statement, from Reid himself...

"Searchlight doesn't get Many Tourists so I'm glad they are Choosing to Bring All their Out-Of-State Money to My Hometown.

The Influx of Money will do the Town Some Good.

May I Encourage Everyone to Drop By the [Nugget] and do say Hello to [Verlie] and Grab a 10 Cent Cup of Coffee."


Dirty Ole Harry, You Gotta Love Em !!!

Posted by: omaarsblade | March 27, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a joke, but what I find more amusing is the amount of media coverage that she generates...Its no wonder this country is in the shape it is...I thought that the 8 years of G Bush was a total embarassment, but the press covers this woman as though she has a legitimate idea...The simple fact that she resigned her position as Gov speaks volumes...She is not interested in leading...The schmucks who follow after her, buy her books and listen to that garbage that she spews are hilarious and too stupid to realize that they are being manipulated. God bless America indeed!

Posted by: mykaladrian | March 27, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is nothing but a "clown". Her screechy voice is enough to drive everyone but her lovers away. She attracts "holier than thou" people and people who are followers or haters of whatever. She knows how to make "comedian-like", clownish, celebrity-style presentations and that earns her money and followers. She, like the White House party crashers, know how to make money by using people and while doing it hope to reach higher status. What a world!

Posted by: guzmancmgz | March 27, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Despite the fawning deference of the mainstream media to an extremist fringe group, the teabaggers, Americans will never elect these nutcases to national office. They are too extreme. The old, tired, traditional mainstream media is gasping its lasts gasps, and rightfully so, and there are millions of us from far right and left and also liberals, who can't wait for the dinosaur to finally become extinct.

The mainstream media is the only organ of national news that thinks teabaggers actually have something constructive to contribute to the the national debate of who we are and where we are headed.

Remember, the mainstream media treated the troglodytes who denied the veracity of human evolution from lower life forms as sages with new found scientific evidence on human evolution. They treated these Neanderthals as if they were the new philosophers and evolutionary biologists with a deep profound contribution to make to the study of human evolution. it was thoroughly revolting and it went on for several years. Through its roughly two year coverage of the creationists and the Kansans and the Texans and all the other Neanderthals, the mainstream media revealed its appalling ignorance of science during those couple of years and, not to be outdone in the demonstration of incredible ignorance, their covering of our modern day Nazis when they sneeze reminds us of this same fawning deference for racist, homophobic and silly, unproven theses of the modern conservative movement..

The teabaggers in America are also the Nazis in Socialist France, or Fascists in modern day Spain. Regressive, enemies of progress and firmly allied with the Catholic Church and other fundamentalist religious sects,they are fascists by nature and they are an embarrassment to thinking, educated people.

Posted by: flamingliberal | March 27, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

It would be a while the Republican primaries starts. If she decides to run in 2012, it would be fun to watch Paling debate other Republicans. Again, if she decides to run, she will fade away in a hurry.

If she is smart, she will not run and continue making money the way she is doing now.

Posted by: pattr1 | March 27, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

she's getting to be a bit scary ... as my ex governor who quit everything she started, it's amazing that people take her so seriously...

Posted by: caramello51 | March 27, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Another liberal poll done by liberals.
You can keep fooling yourselves if you like. It just makes you seem stupid, makes Palin the underdog and makes anti-liberals support and donate more to their cause.
Palin has MOST independents and almost ALL Republicans....and it seems by this poll 15 percent of Democrats.
She will stop Obama's agenda and turn Congress over to conservatives.
You can call her names, try to convince people she's not one of the most inspirational and respected people in America but it WILL NOT WORK. In the past, people trusted the MSM but they do not anymore, not your articls and definitely not your sponsored polls.
The old trick of convincing people to get on the bandwagon from your skewed poll won't work anylonger.
Americans have their eyes wide open, check everything that is reported by liberals and in the end make up their own minds.

Posted by: lees2002 | March 28, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

SO YOU THINK JOE BIDEN USING THE F WORD IS BETTER? YOU'RE AN IDIOT. YOU THINK THAT THE DEMOCRAT'S GAYS, GHETTO THUGS AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE SMARTER THAN TEA PARTY PEOPLE? LMAO.....WHAT A FOOL!!!

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | March 27, 2010 4:24 PM

********************8

Gee Tuna - You must have thought it scholarly when Cheney told a U.S. Senator to go F*** himself. And who are those "ghetto thugs" you are talking about? Too cowardly to say what you mean?
Those "illegal" immigrants are not going to vote for you teabagging hyenas, not after the way you bums treat them. You label every Hispanic person as an illegal. How the hell did you get to America or did the devil spawn you? fritz

Posted by: papafritz571 | March 28, 2010 1:58 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is perfect for the Tea Party and for the GOP Party of NO! She quit her day job because she just could not hack it so she is all talk and no show! Like the Tea Party losers who are getting Social Security and Medicare and living on unemployment and criticizing the rest of us hard-working tax-payers who support them!

Posted by: ltsigel | March 28, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

check out the disparity of favorable/unfavorable between Sarah Palin and the Tea Party among independents. It is this flip which should scare any incumbent who is running in a close election. The natives who often determine which way an election goes are restless and believe government is failing at its basic job: running the railroad and doing so affordably for all. That is what is at the heart of so many Tea Party supporters zeal and anger, not simply belief in a purely conservative political or social agenda. When is someone going to analyze and report this rather than using these numbers to simply confirm their own bias?

Posted by: bobfbell | March 28, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

The poll is simply invalid and not worth even reviewing.

The problem with it is that it was constructed by ABC and the Washington Post, two highly liberal organizations, that slant both their news coverage and their polling to reflect their editorial policies.

If they want to draw inferences from polls they should be using reliable polls such as Rasmussen, CNN, or Quinnipiac. When you see polls from the WAPO, or ABC, side-by-side with other major polls, (check out the poling data on Real Clear Politics.com) you will note that ABC and WAPO's results are always skewed significantly to the left.

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Posted by: itkonlyyoudd | March 28, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Hey maphound--tax enough already? You tea party people blow me away ...I mean, how many of your "members" receive entitlements, are on the dole, use food stamps, etc. etc? I might have a shred of respect for your loudmouth faction if most of you would live by your words and preach the absolute privatization of all services. I mean, come on, you really can't assert your platform and then continue to live as a dependent on government services, and a LOT of your fellow partiers do just that. Admit it. My sense is that it's misplaced rage and guilt at one's sense of failure in life--whether because of personal fault or larger economic forces. To compensate for these feelings of guilt, you lash out at the hand that feeds. How pathetic.

Posted by: theodorebrown | March 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Repeal and replace the Republican Party!
Democrats Care!
Republicans Don't!

Posted by: lunetrick | March 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I an encouraged by the "Coffee Not Tea" movement that encourages polite discussion on the differences that the people of this country are having.

If you are fired up by terms like "reload" and "aim at your targets" (posted as dems on a website ny Palin) then you need to "RE-THINK" your thinking. You are allowing yourself to be "bulldozed" by a group of people making money off your rudeness. People like Palin and Limbaugh and Beck love all this rudeness because Palin makes money, and Beck and Limbaugh get ratings and more money.

I'll bet that mose Tea Parties are so sheepish and are following blindly the talking points of these mentioned people and don't even realize THAT THEY GOT TAX BREAKS THIS YEAR.

Their movement has been taken over by radical right wingers who cloak their patriotism in racism and unthinking untruths.

I ask for a return to polite discourse on differing points of view. After all, we have all survived presidents we didn't agree with and we all have to live our everyday lives where we are.

Calm down people, this country is headed in a "great direction" which most of the country voted for in 08 and we need to let it happen.

Does the Tea Party know who "student loans" have been improved? I think they don't want to know.

Peace out

As the right wingers always say to the progressive liberals of which I am proud as an American and a Patriot to be,

"Don't like it, leave" (please)

Health Care Reform is on the move and here to stay - THANK GOD

Posted by: lndlouis | March 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

It seems the Tea Baggers who hate the Government, black people, gays, brown and yellow people are on Government handouts. They are using my tax dollars to tell me I'm scum? I say revoke their welfare and subsidy checks and let them be "real Americans" with "real freedoms". Let's see how long they little old babies last.

Posted by: mjcc1987 | March 28, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Let's forget about what Sara Palin is or isn't for a moment as you sit "alone" behind your computer...(clicking out opinions about people that are in the game, doing something, whatever it is,left or right, in the real world)... smart little bloggers, all. Ha!

Posted by: hferna9141 | March 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

The poll is simply invalid and not worth even reviewing.

The problem with it is that it was constructed by ABC and the Washington Post, two highly liberal organizations, that slant both their news coverage and their polling to reflect their editorial policies.

If they want to draw inferences from polls they should be using reliable polls such as Rasmussen, CNN, or Quinnipiac. When you see polls from the WAPO, or ABC, side-by-side with other major polls, (check out the poling data on Real Clear Politics.com) you will note that ABC and WAPO's results are always skewed significantly to the left.

Posted by: mike85


There's some simple here, but it's not the poll. Proclaiming, "the poll is meaningless because I state it is so since it doesn't say what I want" is like a teabagger - pointless. The polling data is all supplied. Why don't you enlighten us as to the specific problems with the methodology?

As for Rasmussen, they're bent more to the right than Research 2000 is to the left. Rasmussen himself is hardly a measure of anyone's attempt at an unbiased projection being as he is an ex-RedState writer.

See what a real statistician has to say about Rasmussen's bias http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/search/label/rasmussen and then take some time to explain where Nate Silver got it wrong since he's more than willing to correct when errors are pointed out.

Posted by: washpost18 | March 28, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Where was the Tea Party during the Bush/Cheney years when deficits were skyrocketing and government spending was off the charts? Nowhere. So why now? As much as we embrace the concept of change (remember the old FedEx commercials "faster than the speed of business?" That phrase embodied our identity with change for years) we completely resist it when confronted. We are deathly afraid of change to the point of paralysis. When you look at the issues before us: health care, energy, environment, education, the problems are great and pressing. Minor tweaks are not what is needed because we have let these problems fester for decades because we hate change. This attitude is running our country into the ground.

The health care debate is most interesting. Take Sarah Palin for example. She went to Canada for health care service at one time, but rejects the nature of it now for political reasons and ambitions. That's called changing your mind. I thought this was blasphemy for politicians? She has many inconsistencies on the issues, including a major shift in energy policy as well. But life is different for Caribou Barbie gone politician, I realize.

Back to health. There is a prevailing belief that the US health care system is the best in the world. That's what John Boehner recently stated during the House vote on ACA. Okay Mr. Boehner, were does the US rank in life expectancy in comparison to other countries? Waiting. We rank 38th. By any measure of health care quality average life expectancy is the highest mark of success. Who are in the top 5? Japan, Australia and Spain to name three. Perhaps we should look to see how they do this health care thing and copy it. They seem to be getting it right. Our health care system grades out as a C at best (and that's using a generous curve). We should be shooting for an A. Let's not settle for a C because we don't want to change.

I don't think the Tea Party is the kind of change we need. They rally to lower taxes and government involvement, but also say don't "F..." with my (entitlement) Medicare and Social Security. Sorry Tea Party, it doesn't work that way. You actually have to take a coherent position. BTW, most Tea Party types are card carrying members of Medicare and Social Security. Both government entitlements are in for inevitable change (i.e., higher taxes) under any political scenario. They are going broke.

I don't know what happened to centrist politics, but we need it back desperately. We need both parties to work together in a bipartisan fashion. And, we need to stop this Glen Beck style of trashing the other guy. It is raising our collective blood pressures to the point of acute cardiac arrest.

Posted by: citizen4truth1 | March 28, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

How many of those polled have read her book? More pointedly, how many of those who react to Palin negatively can quote a single thing that she has ever said? How many Palin critics realize that she is not an actress named Tina Fey?

The poll reflects different things: those who know Palin and those who don't.

Posted by: ConservativeAnn | March 28, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

By the way, why do we persist in using "liberal" to describe people who are too stingy to do good using their own money and too narrow-minded to ever study an issue from multiple points of view? The term is a misnomer!

Posted by: ConservativeAnn | March 28, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

ConservativeAnn: Here's a Palin quote for you:

Question: What newspapers do you read?

Palin: Uh, um, er, ahh, all of them.

Thanks for the reminder of what a moron she is.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 29, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

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