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Sarah Palin is toxic

Commentators keep telling us how influential Sarah Palin's endorsements are, and even if the whole "mama grizzly" meme is clearly overstated, there's no quibbling with the fact that Palin has pull among GOP primary voters.

But the more interesting point to be made about Palin is how toxic she's become among the broader electorate. In fact, buried in the internals of the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is an amusing number: A majority see a Palin endorsement as a clear negative.

The poll asked people how they'd respond if a Congressional candidate had various hypothetical attributes. Asked how they'd feel if a candidate were "endorsed by Sarah Palin," the response was....

Enthusiastic about this attribute 8

Comfortable with this attribute 17

Have some reservations about this attribute 15

Very uncomfortable with this attribute 37

So a majority, 52%, reacted negatively. And an astonishing 37 percent would be "very uncomfortable" about a Palin endorsement, more than four times the eight percent who would be "enthusiastic" about it.

Even better, there were only two attributes a candidate might have that were seen as worse than a Palin endorsement: Supporting Bush's economic policies; and supporting the elimination of various Federal agencies and/or Social Security.

Obviously those pointing to Palin's influence are only concerned with her impact among GOP primary voters. But the above finding is another mark of just how toxic Palin has become to the rest of the world -- and how out of sync with public opinion the media obsession with Palin's influence really is.

By Greg Sargent  |  June 24, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
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Sarah Palin is the worst.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | June 24, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

What's more interesting than the Palin bit is supporting Bush's economic policies and cutting SS and Federal agencies. What are the Republicans running on again? And one thing I will say about Palin is that her fans absolutely adore her. Luckily there aren't too many of them.

Posted by: lmsinca | June 24, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I am shocked, shocked I tell you!

You mean to tell me that not every one believes that a flibbertygibbet, who deserted her post, half way through one term, is not the most qualified person to tell all the voters who their elected leaders should be?


What does a Grizzly Palin endorsement sound like?

Voters; I can assure you that Sharron Angle is the right person for you to elect to represent you. Unlike me, as soon as the going gets a bit rough, she will not cut and run, like I did. Yup Yup, You Betcha!

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

Can you post a live link to this. It is hilarious.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/opinion/24collins.html?hp=&pagewanted=print

Gail Collins: NY Times

Posts General McChrystal's Twitters, while he was hanging out with the Rolling Stone Reporter:

Here is an excerpt:

Get short, timely messages from Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Twitter:

DAY 1

In Paris with my Kabul posse — Bluto, Otter, Boon, Pinto, Flounder. Plus some newbie. Guys call him Scribbles.

Suite’s getting pretty crowded. Good thing I sleep standing up.

Three hours of shuteye and back to work. Have to read every report — check the details! Like I told Scribbles. The little fellow’s a fan. :)

DAY 2

Stuck going to dinner w/ some damned French minister. Gang riding me big. Bluto says they will make me eat snails. Hell of a funny guy, Bluto.

Restaurant — ultra-Gucci. No Bud Light Lime. Damn. Wish I was on foot patrol in Kandahar. :(

Minister yammering diplomatic bull. I’d rather have my ass kicked by a roomful of people. As if they could. LOL "

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Airhead Bimbo's toxicity was evident last Nov, though it got hardly a mention. GOP gubernatorial candidates in VA and NJ begged her to stay far, far away from their races. She did, and they won big. The conclusion seems inescapable.

Posted by: jzap | June 24, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

"Poll: Majority sees Obama endorsement as negative"

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

SBJ Hearts The Quitter Grilly Mama , who did not even protect her own cub from Levi.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still, So in your world 3.5 years is half way through a 4 year term? Like most Liberals you twist reality to suit your slander. Her resignation (in your world) had nothing to the stated fact that the last six months would be spent (as the previous had been) in court fending off people like you, rather than doing her job. Sean parnell has been able to do that WITHOUT people like you making up things about her. Join the other 48% that aren't drinking Obama-Kool-aid.

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 24, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

I guess that is why the majority of those Palin endorsed have won their primaries. On the other hand, EVERYONE 0bama has endorsed and/or campaigned for has lost their elections. 0bama endorsed Martin in the GA run-off in Dec 08, Martin lost by 15 points; 0bama campaigned for Deeds in VA, Deeds lost by 14 points; 0bama campaigned for Corzine in NJ, Corzine lost by 5 points; 0bama campaigned for Coakley in MA, Coakley lost by 5 points. 0bama endorsed Arlen Specter, Specter lost his primary. 0bama endorsed Barrett in CO, Barrett lost the nomination.

Perhaps NBC should do a poll on how 0bama's endorsements are viewed.

Posted by: gatshanson1 | June 24, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, this headline seems so inline with the Liberal mentality that failure is celebrated, success is bad. Because the funny thing is that the MAJORITY of the candidates Palin endorsed WON. Perhaps the poll should clarify that it's the majority of those IN OFFICE that don't like her endorsements.

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 24, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

wrong, sbj. the positive/negative split on obama is 36/43

no majority.

and it's much, much more closely divided than Palin, whose influence is overwhelmingly negative.

Posted by: Greg Sargent | June 24, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Quitter Grizzly Mama, cut and ran from her first term, after two and half years, into her four year term.

No wonder you love her. You are just as capable of creating your own set of false facts, as Quitter Grizzly Mama herself is.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

orlando,

palin resigned with *18* months left in her term, not six:

"The announcement that she will step down by the end of July stunned the political establishment, fueling speculation about why she is leaving office with 18 months left in her first term and whether her future will include a run for the presidency."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/03/AR2009070301738.html

Posted by: blahgblogwordpresscom | June 24, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

"Perhaps NBC should do a poll on how 0bama's endorsements are viewed."

The same poll does and finds that 43% reacted negatively to an Obama endorsement while only 36% reacted positively. Not as bad as Palin but still pretty bad.

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

o/t: boehlert at media matters has a great piece about how unpopular republican defense of bp is:

"Will BP be Fox News' tipping point?

June 23, 2010 8:51 am ET by Eric Boehlert

Eight-two percent.

That’s the number you need to keep in mind as you listen to the right-wing caterwauling about how poor, helpless BP has been tormented and demonized by the bullying, Constitution-hating Obama White House.

Eight-two percent.

According to the latest CNN poll, a huge, huge, huge majority of Americans supports the $20 billion escrow fund that BP agreed to create in order to help pay for the Gulf of Mexico cleanup. "

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201006230005

Posted by: blahgblogwordpresscom | June 24, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

More tidbits from the internals:

44% say they're Dem or lean Dem; 36% say GOP/lean.

38% say they go to church at least once a week.

61% say their sympathies lie more with Israel; 12% say more with Arab nations. HOWEVER, despite that huge bias, only 34% say Israel's recent attack on the Gaza flotilla was justified; 29% say it wasn't.

Posted by: jzap | June 24, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

zap said: GOP gubernatorial candidates in VA and NJ begged her to stay far, far away from their races. She did, and they won big. The conclusion seems inescapable.

But, left out the fact that 0bama campaigned for the dems in NJ and VA, and the people overwhelmingly rejected those he campaigned for. zap should have mentioned that every time 0bama shows up in a state for a campaign or fundraising event, everyone up for reelection this year suddenly remembers a prior engagement.

The true test of the power of Palin vs 0bama endorsements will come in November. The flacky poll mentioned is meaningless. Talk to us after the November elections. My bet is that the majority of those endorsed by and campaigned for by Palin will win, and the majority endorsed or campaigned for by 0bama will lose.

Posted by: gatshanson1 | June 24, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

@greg: "wrong, sbj...no majority."

Sorry, Greg - how about:

"A plurality feel Very Uncomfortable if a candidate is endorsed by Obama."

Posted by: sbj3 | June 24, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Winning in Republican Primaries that are dominated by Far Right Wing Nut Jobs, that Love the Quitter Grizzly Mama, proves nothing.


Quitter Grizzly Mama's explanation for why she walked away from her first term as governor of Alaska, with a year and a half left on her term;

I will not run for a second term.

Wait a minute; that makes me a lame duck, for the remainder of this first term. Whole crap. I just shot myself in my webbed foot, by announcing that I have made my self a lame duck.

I can not deal with that. I am out of here. Let the Lieutenant Governor clean up my mess, for the remaining year and half of my term. I am out of here.

Of course if I run for President; I will not run for a second term either, because that would also make me a Lame Duck;

So:

Print up the Buttons;

Mama Grizzly Palin for President: 2013-2015

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

And yet you remain obsessed with her.

Keep whistling past your liberal graveyard. I have no problem with it.

Posted by: etpietro | June 24, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

gatshanson1: I guess that is why the majority of those Palin endorsed have won their primaries. On the other hand, EVERYONE 0bama has endorsed and/or campaigned for has lost their elections.

False equivalency. Winning a primary is not winning an election. Everyone knows that Palin appeals to the base. The base votes in primaries. As soon as Palin can influence an election, we'll see what she can do....oh wait! There was NY-23 where her endorsed candidate lost badly. And there is Florida. Marco Rubio, kissed by the Palin endorsement, is stalled because he can't attract anyone beyond the base.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | June 24, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I used to think that Palin gets far more media coverage than she merits. Lately, I've come around to thinking that more is better. :o)

Posted by: suekzoo1 | June 24, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Quitter Grizzly Mama, Who Failed To Protect Her Own Cub;

For President: 2013-2015

Yup Yup; You Betcha!

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

etp repeats a variation of the rightwing meme that, because centrists and left of center types talk about palin, we are obsessed or afraid of her.

nah, we're not either of those. i'd say we're bemused, and encouraged, by the rightwing obsession with palin because we know it's a losing issue for you with the general electorate.

i'd love it if she ran for president the next time around, but i fear she's too lazy and self interested to do so. still, her continued public presence, while cotton candy tot he fringe, is toxic to republicans in general electorate terms.

Posted by: blahgblogwordpresscom | June 24, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still, So in your world 3.5 years is half way through a 4 year term? Like most Liberals you twist reality to suit your slander. Her resignation (in your world) had nothing to the stated fact that the last six months would be spent (as the previous had been) in court fending off people like you, rather than doing her job. Sean parnell has been able to do that WITHOUT people like you making up things about her. Join the other 48% that aren't drinking Obama-Kool-aid.

Posted by: orlandovjc |
-----------

I love this post! Love it!

Mrs. Palin served from Dec 4 2006 until July 3 2009. Sir, in what reality does that equal 3.5 years???

That is 2 years and 7 months. That's just squeaks past the halfway mark. No wonder you guys fell for Bush's plan for the Iraq war to pay for itself. You can't even add...

Posted by: agolembe | June 24, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey Libtards. It goes both ways. I seem to remember certain Governor candidates last year who in no uncertain terms told the White House to stay far, far away. North of the mason-dixon line too. Whoa, that's heavy ain't it. You're not called Libtards for nothing.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse


Sargent,

YOUR WEAKEST ARTICLE!

MISUSE OF STATISTICS.

HOW POOR.

Posted by: admt | June 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

she's an idiot, her family is trashy and her followers are m*r*ns.

Posted by: calif-joe | June 24, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Grizzly Mama Palin will be very upset with you for calling people "tards". She feels you are mocking her son Trig.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

suekzoo1 says: "There was NY-23 where her endorsed candidate lost badly. And there is Florida. Marco Rubio, kissed by the Palin endorsement, is stalled because he can't attract anyone beyond the base."

Palin's endorsement 3rd party candidate Hoffman in NY 23, took him from a distant 3rd place showing to a close 2nd place showing, knocking out the gop endorsed candidate completely out of the race.

As for Rubio, Palin hasn't endorsed him, he's Romney, and Bush's boy. Maybe you should get your facts straight. 0bama's endorsement of Specter was in a primary, and he lost.

Like I said in my original post, the true test will come in Nov. I'll restate that my bet is that the majority of those endorsed and campaigned for by Palin will win, and the majority of those endorsed by and campaigned for by 0bama will lose. Oh, wait, no one has asked 0bama to campaign for them except Barbara Boxer, so she's most likely toast.

Posted by: gatshanson1 | June 24, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"Mama Grizzly Palin for President: 2013-2015"

Good one!

Posted by: wbgonne | June 24, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

To orlandojvc: You DID read the article right? Greg was referring to Palin's problems with GENERAL electorate, not the Republican primary electorate. A perfect example would be the 2009 general election: the two GOP gubernatorial candidates (NJ/VA) who kept Palin far from their campaigns won. The one candidate who embraced her, Independent/Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in NY-23, lost a seat the GOP had held for 150 years. Same thing happened last month in the special election to replace Jack Murtha in PA-12. Palin raised money through her PAC for Republican Tim Burns, who lost (by nine points I might add) in the only district in the country that voted for McCain in 2008 after voting for Kerry in 2004. Yes, the failed half-term governor of Alaska may be a kingmaker in the Republican primaries, but her general election record is pretty poor. But, by all means, trot her out as much as possible this fall. Better yet, nominate her for president in 2012. Democrats accross the country would cheer.

Posted by: mikeinsouthbeach | June 24, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

According to the formula, time for the tea partiers to step in and say "why are liberals so scared of Sarah? Because she might win" and other such nonsense.

Posted by: merkytimes | June 24, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Or at least that is what she claimed, when she called out Rahm Emanuel for using the word.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

We should just blame Obama and then go ahead and apologize to BP.

Posted by: motogp46 | June 24, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

The poll also shows 50% reacting negatively to those who voted for health care reform. Does that qualify HCR as "toxic?"

Posted by: ath17 | June 24, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

palin has always been toxic. the whitest, most frightened, paranoic and evil part of the gop, is what keeps her alive. those women who actually believe palin is presidential material, are walmarting, velveeta-eatin, any meat bologna eatin and jerry springer watching women. i get along with most if not all people but those who worship palin are truly the bottom of our food chain people. there is some salvation for them if they hurry to the academic institutions around and get some education. i cannot truly believe that someone WITH intelligence can actually believe she is good for this great country. i mean, come on, she quit her job as governor and used the chaos of running for v.p. as the reasoning and truly? it was for monetary gains and nothing more. anyone who believes it was only to help her party, still belongs on the bottom of the food chain and like most chains? the bottoms usually drag along the ground til those lower links rub off from the chain itself.

Posted by: hemnebob | June 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Latest Rasmussen poll:

California Senate race
Carly Fiorina (endorsed by Palin) - - 44%
Barbara Boxer (endorsed by Obama) - - 37%

Nevada Senate race
Sharron Angle (endorsed by Palin) - - 48%
Harry Reid (endorsed by Obama) - - 41%

Can't argue with the numbers....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"As for Rubio, Palin hasn't endorsed him"

How ever on earth could she offer to help his campaign if she doesn't endorse him? Plus, he is on the record seeking her endorsement.


​Marco Rubio says he would love to get Sarah Palin's endorsement in his race against Charlie Crist for the Senate.

From CBS News:

Asked if he would welcome the support of former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Rubio offers an unqualified yes, adding that "I can't think of anything her and I disagree with off the top of my head."

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/11/marco_rubio_would_love_sarah_p.php


Sarah Palin: "I love Marco Rubio!"
At the Southern Republican Leadership Convention in New Orleans, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin dishes some praise on Marco Rubio -- and offers to help him campaign.

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2010/04/sarah-palin-i-love-marco-rubio.html#ixzz0rnXtoHgV

Posted by: suekzoo1 | June 24, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin will not endorse the nutbag "Right" Angle because nutbag Angle is a homely woman, and Palin is as shallow as they come.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Palin will not endorse Rubio because he's already peaked and has the stench of a loser. Charlie Crist will clean his clock and then caucus with the Democrats.

Tards lose again!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"Palin's endorsement 3rd party candidate Hoffman in NY 23, took him from a distant 3rd place showing to a close 2nd place showing, knocking out the gop endorsed candidate completely out of the race."

Translation: Hoffman lost. Glad I could help with that, teatard.

BTW, Scozzafava would have won. Palin cost the Repubs a seat.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

The real toxics are Greg Sargent and his hate filled leftwing lapdog readers who have the IQ of idiot!

Posted by: nmg3rln | June 24, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Falling into the moronic inferno.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

@Liam - thanks kindly for that link to Collins. She's developed into one of the funniest columnists around.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Please vote for Sarah the Quitter.

Posted by: HillRat | June 24, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama makes Palin look good.

That is how toxic Obama is .

Posted by: dottydo | June 24, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I Do think That Palin would make a wonderful Republican Presidential Nominee, and I hope that she does win their Nomination.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

So i guess this means Palin will have plenty of time to sell books and tv shows since no one will want her to campaign during the general election.

my guess is she'll just be sent out as an attack dog to spin negatives about the democrats while keeping her away from tarnishing any specific republicans by appearing with them.

Posted by: MarilynManson | June 24, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Sarah is toxic to EVERYTHING she comes in contact with!

Some Sarah fun here: http://www.goingrouge.net

Posted by: jsigwart | June 24, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

She is toxic. There is no question about it. The person who should be held to account for her Barbie moment in the sun is John McCain. Had he not chosen her as a running mate, we wouldn't be having this discussion. In the most cynical of political moves, he selected her because he thought all women were dumb enough to vote for her since Hillary had lost the Democratic ticket. She was not thoroughly vetted but no matter, McCain cynically believed her NASCAR beauty would pull in the base. He was right about that. She's adored by people who think Elvis is alive and that jello is a presentable dessert. So when someone suggests that were McCain president we would be better off, I snort with laughter. The most important decision he made as a candidate was choosing an inept quitter to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. I can't even imagine how screwed up the country and the world would be had this man been chosen to lead the United States.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | June 24, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960 said: Palin cost the Repubs a seat.

Scazafava was endorsed by your bunch, the Daily Kos, because she was the most liberal candidate running. No loss there. Hoffman will win the gop primary this time around, and probably the seat the Nov. Wait and see.

It could more easily be said that 0bama cost the dems 3 governors, MA, VA, NJ, and one senate seat in GA.

I'd say on that alone, Palin is way ahead.

Posted by: gatshanson1 | June 24, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

calif joe, you sound like the result of inbreeding. Were you parents sheep herders per chance?

Posted by: nmg3rln | June 24, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I don't see why so many people HATE Sarah Palin. Disagree with, yes. Don't like her stances on political issues? Ok. Personally, I wouldn't vote for her, but that doesn't mean I hate the woman. I think some people have a problem with women in power who aren't liberals or democrats.

Posted by: LivinginthePromisedLand | June 24, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Considering her credentials Sarah Palin had a good run. If it weren't for her unfortunate habit of speaking - so that people can hear what she thinks and believes - she might have lasted for another year or two. But what does she care? She milked the wingnuts for several million and there is probably more work for her at Fox or on hate radio. She will do fine.

Posted by: gposner | June 24, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Greg Sargent , You Lie !

Posted by: michel1835 | June 24, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

@Livingin...

Why exactly would you not vote for Palin?

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"Latest Rasmussen poll:

California Senate race
Carly Fiorina (endorsed by Palin) - - 44%
Barbara Boxer (endorsed by Obama) - - 37%

Nevada Senate race
Sharron Angle (endorsed by Palin) - - 48%
Harry Reid (endorsed by Obama) - - 41%

Can't argue with the numbers...."


LOL I guess one can. While your Rasmussen numbers are correct for Angle-Reid... don't know where you get those Boxer-Fiorina numbers.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/state/california

And RealClearPolitics shows composite polls with Boxer leading by just over 6 points... and Angle's composite is barely over 1 point.

Posted by: TheTruthPlease | June 24, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Why do you Libby/Dimmys have such an obsession with Palin? She's not running anything. And why is it your Wonderboy Obama, the great Savior of the World/Planet Healer, the One We've been waiting on, etc.,etc., etc., can't even be seen in public with a Dem candidate? Why is it if he's so charming/terrific/smart/intelligent and his policies are just what the doctor ordered, do Dem candidates in Dem primaries have to run to the complete opposite of such policies and avoid the guy like he's a leper to avoid getting crushed? You Dimmy/Libbys better start worrying less about Palin and more about why the One has lost his own rock-star status so quickly. Hint: The WORLD has figured out the One and as the old saying goes: there's no there there.

Posted by: bobcatbuzz | June 24, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

orlandovjc @ June 24, 2010 2:06 PM wrote "Liam-still, So in your world 3.5 years is half way through a 4 year term?"

Actually, she quit a little more than 2 years into the 4 year term. That is about half-way.

Political orientation does not affect division.

Posted by: AMviennaVA | June 24, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

she's an idiot, her family is trashy and her followers are m*r*ns.

Posted by: calif-joe

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
At least she wasn't guilty of squeezing a cop for a crony was she?

ObamaGates = Waterloo


Violation of the Oath of Office is sufficient cause for immediate and permanent removal from office, retroactive to the date of first violation even if that violation occurred many years or decades ago, including requirement that an Oath of Office violator return all pay and expense reimbursements and have all personal recorded votes voided and removed from the legislative record back to the date of first violation.

Posted by: dottydo | June 24, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

If you want to do something to oppose the hatred of Whites in this thread, you can free fax Congress and Obama from your computer to stop the executive order amnesty.

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/action/board

Posted by: OldAtlantic | June 24, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't vote for her, but that doesn't mean I hate the woman. I think some people have a problem with women in power who aren't liberals or democrats.

Posted by: LivinginthePromisedLand | June 24, 2010

.............

That is a lovely strawman you erected, and set ablaze.

No one said they hate her. I actually love her. She is the gift that keeps on giving.

The woman used hate language against Candidate Obama, with her "palling around with terrorists" vile smears.

Recently she tweeted about Rahm Emanuel's comments on Sorry Joe Barton: "U Lie". Remember Joe Wilson's saying the same thing about President Obama.

Sarah Palin is the one who engages in hate speech, all the time. "real America" for example.

If you are looking for the fountain of hate, it springs from Quitter Palin's mouth, and nurtures all the Teabaggers she cascades it down on.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

so what site brought so many of you Palin fans to the good ol Plumline? That poll shows Obama ranking only behind environmental groups, and Palin only ahead of oil companies. You should be proud.

As to why we hate her, I think it's just what she represents. She prides herself on ignorance, pettiness, and divisiveness, she is almost an exact political duplicate of W Bush, and you all cheer her on as if she should be some kind of national leader.

There are many conservative women I respect even if I disagree with them. Usually they are thoughtful and respectful, qualities which I have never seen from Palin. As a parent of special needs child, I wish she would stop pretending to be some kind of advocate or spokesperson for the special needs community. What an embarrassment.

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Of course a lot of people are uncomfortable with Sarah Palin. The WAPO and the mainstream press have been running a full court press to destroy her since she was put on McCain's ticket. Were all the things said about her true? Of course not.

Sarah scares the left so much that they go apoplectic at the mere mention of her name.

Imagine what Obama's polling numbers if the press just reported honestly about him. Unfortunately the lame-stream media is better defined by what they don't print about Obama rather than by what they do print.

Recently, when the Deutsche Bank said that the U.S. financial conditions collapsed back to crisis levels, we didn't see it in the WAPO. They are going out of their way to protect their hero--rather than reporting the news.

Posted by: FredChatard | June 24, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

"It could more easily be said that 0bama cost the dems 3 governors, MA, VA, NJ, and one senate seat in GA."

Only by someone who knew literally nothing about those races. What could be said is that Obama was incapable of helping failing candidates turn things around.

Glad I could help. Best of luck to you.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"I don't see why so many people HATE Sarah Palin"

The answer is simple enough. America is now the land of "give me a hand out", not "can I give you a hand up". We're also a nation of obese people, 66% of our population (not counting children where the number is more like 85%) are obese. So of course they are going to automatically hate a good looking, slender white lady. Because they want to be her. I'm as serious as a heart attack.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty upsetting how full of hate so many readers are. I only hope that most people who read these comments realize that anyone that resorts to calling their political opponents names has nothing to teach.

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

She is simply a mascot. Nothing of value about her except for her fading looks. And even those are marginal, at best I rate her a 6.5 on my do-ability scale.

Posted by: ericroks | June 24, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

And don't forget, orlandovjc, that Mrs. Palin spent about four months of her 2.5 years as Gov campaigning for the VP. So technically, she served a whopping 2 years of her 4 year term.

Wow. Wish I could have told the military I wanted to quit at the 2 year mark....

Posted by: agolembe | June 24, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

"It could more easily be said that 0bama cost the dems 3 governors, MA, VA, NJ, and one senate seat in GA."

Only by someone who knew literally nothing about those races. What could be said is that Obama was incapable of helping failing candidates turn things around.

Glad I could help. Best of luck to you."

Wait, I am confused. Why would Libtards get behind a failing canditate to begin with? Seeing as how you Libtards are so super-smart to begin with. It's the proverbial mystery.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Let's forget about the politics of this article for a minute and understand why this article is a good example of how the media tries to manipulate public opinion and why why we, the public, need to carefully read polls and articles interpreting polls, whether they support our favored candidate or issue or are against our fovored candidate or issue.

Let's closely examine the wording of the third choice in this poll:

"Have some reservations about this attribute."
What does that mean?

I have reservations about lots of things I eventually choose to do, because after evaluating the alternatives, it ends up being a best available choice. I think most people find thats true in their lives.

Yet, the article (not the pollsters) counts having "some reservations" as a clear vote a negative for Palin in trying to build a majority negative slant.

That might make sense, if the word "some" meant the same as "many, or "primarily." Of course, that isn't the definition of the word "some" and most people know that.

Further note that the choice "very uncomfortable" is the lowest ranking available in the poll, but "comfortable" without any modifier is the second highest ranking (not the highest). There was no "uncomfortable" without the word very. Instead the poll used the more ambiguous "has reservations" as a substitute for uncomfortable without a modifier. That creates two levels of positive choices, one ambiguous choice and one clearly negative choice. So the positive response gets divided into two and the only clear negative choice ends up in the big 37% number, which gets compared to the highest positive to artificially expand the difference between the highest positive choice and the sole clearly negative choice. The 37% to 8% gap the Article creates.

The following choices would be a more neutral and less ambiguous formulation:

highly positive
primarily positive (or just positive)
neutral
premarily negative (or just Negative)
very negative

A more reasonable way to interpret the defective poll is:
37% very negative,
25% positive or very positive
38% not known

I'm sure Palin supporters would prefer higher positives, but that's a big difference from 52% negative the article infers from the poll.

Sorry Mr. Sargent, but wouldn't it be better, if you fulfilled the mission of informing the public rather than manipulating public opinion?
You have the right to your opinion, but manipulating the opionions of others is different than expressing your oponion. That's the difference between journalism and propaganda.

Wouldn't your parents be more proud of you, if you became a journalist?

I'm sure you could, if you tried.

Posted by: jfv123 | June 24, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

"It could more easily be said that 0bama cost the dems 3 governors, MA, VA, NJ, and one senate seat in GA."

Only by someone who knew literally nothing about those races. What could be said is that Obama was incapable of helping failing candidates turn things around.

Glad I could help. Best of luck to you."

Wait, I am confused. Why would Libtards get behind a failing candidate to begin with? Seeing as how you Libtards are so super-smart to begin with. It's the proverbial mystery.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Rasmussen polls are the most unreliable, owing to their faulty methodology.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | June 24, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

"Libtards"

Does this make you feel like a big man? Are you five years old? I'll never understand how someone can hate an group of strangers so much.

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

A Flibbertigibbet, Indeed!

She received her bachelor's degree in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho and attended the following schools

* Hawaii Pacific University (Fall 1982),
* North Idaho College (Spring 1983 & Fall 1983),
* University of Idaho (Fall 1984 - Spring 1985),
* Matanuska-Susitna College (Fall 1985) and
* University of Idaho (Spring 1986, Fall 1986 and Spring 1987 ).

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

"Wait, I am confused. Why would Libtards get behind a failing candidate to begin with? Seeing as how you Libtards are so super-smart to begin with. It's the proverbial mystery."

Yes, tard, you are very confused. You see, tard, Obama is a good, loyal Democrat, so he tried to help Democratic candidates.

Really, it's not complicated, but I can see how it would be for a tard.

Best of luck to you, tard.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

ugh responding to rudeness in kind doesn't help anything ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

"* Hawaii Pacific University (Fall 1982),
* North Idaho College (Spring 1983 & Fall 1983),
* University of Idaho (Fall 1984 - Spring 1985),
* Matanuska-Susitna College (Fall 1985) and
* University of Idaho (Spring 1986, Fall 1986 and Spring 1987 )."

A veritable murderer's row of esteemed colleges and universities. LOL

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA is the Toxic One:

-Lost the governorship of Virginia to the GOP
-Lost the governorship of New Jersey to the GOP
-Lost Teddy Kennedy's Senate seat - held for over 40 years - to the GOP

His only other endorsements, for Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, have barely registered a blip. Both are in trouble and are not expected to win.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

She's only toxic to liberals.

The antidote is to change the channel, plug your ears, or come to your senses.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | June 24, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Aw, did I hurt your feelings. Poor wittle Libtard. Here are some of the names I have been called:

Rethuglican
Rethug
Republicthug
Teabagger
Neocromagnon
Neo-con (as in confidence man, idiots)
Fascist
Nazi

I can go on and on. But let me get to an important point. Please look up the words "Republican" and "Liberal". Please do look up the word Liberal. The actual definition of the word and the actual behavior of the people who label themselves Liberal does not mesh. In fact, you Libtards go out of your way to be obnoxious. 99% of all admitted Republicans I have ever met in my life hold those "Liberal" ideas a lot dearer to their hearts than you do yours. So why the disparity? Why the dichotomy?

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Palin's chickens in grizzly clothing are coming home to roost.

How's that "cluck cluck I quit cluck cluck" thingy working out for ya Sarah, huh?

Posted by: apspa1 | June 24, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"OBAMA is the Toxic One:

-Lost the governorship of Virginia to the GOP
-Lost the governorship of New Jersey to the GOP
-Lost Teddy Kennedy's Senate seat - held for over 40 years - to the GOP

His only other endorsements, for Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, have barely registered a blip. Both are in trouble and are not expected to win.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse"

More tard-ly ignorance. Par for the course from this poster.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

>>>there were only two attributes a candidate might have that were seen as worse than a Palin endorsement: Supporting Bush's economic policies; and supporting the elimination of various Federal agencies and/or Social Security.

Those are Teabagger positions.
Wonder why Republicans continue voting AGAINST their own BEST interests?

Posted by: angie12106 | June 24, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

>>>there were only two attributes a candidate might have that were seen as worse than a Palin endorsement: Supporting Bush's economic policies; and supporting the elimination of various Federal agencies and/or Social Security.

Those are Teabagger positions.
Wonder why Republicans continue voting AGAINST their own BEST interests?

Posted by: angie12106 | June 24, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

In Alaska, Sarah Palin's top priorities included fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education and equitable oil valuation, as well as transportation and infrastructure development. Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government. Palin has a long record of achievement and experience in public office. Prior to her election as Governor, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council and two terms as the mayor of Wasilla. During her tenure, she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made Wasilla a business-friendly environment, drawing in new industry and making it the fastest-growing community in the state....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

CONT.

Under her leadership as Governor, Alaska invested $5 billion in state savings, overhauled education funding and protected Alaska's natural resources. She created Alaska's Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities and infrastructure and the Climate Change Subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy for Alaska. During Governor Palin's first year in office, three of her administration’s major proposed pieces of legislation passed: an overhaul of the state's ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska's oil valuation formula....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

biffgriff appears to be 100 percent serious in his postings. Some serious issues there. Being utterly disconnected from reality is just one of them.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Anything is better than that Islamic PO S in the White HOuse.

Posted by: cschotta1 | June 24, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

CONT.

Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. She also served as chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive that Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled, “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

who said i was a liberal? my point is that being uncivil breeds more incivility. you seem like a very angry person, and i'm sorry if that's a defense mechanism from being called so many nasty things.

and yes, american liberalism isn't the same as classical liberalism.

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

CONT.

Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. She also served as chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive that Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled, “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Now you're personally attacking me instead of rebutting the argument. True sign of a Libtard.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

OK, let us actually look at this poll and the breakdown and the asterik to this one question...

This poll contained at least 35% Democrats or lefties... would also like to know what part of the country
this poll was conducted in... in New York State??? isn't that a totally left leaning state?

these polls are so screwy that I do not pay attention to them...

first, what sort of people who answer the phone and agree to answer 10 minutes or more of poll questions...
just like who likes to show up for jury duty... unemployed with nothing better to do people mostly...
something like who really watches Joy Behar show or The View? a real mix of America??

PERCENTAGE WHO SAY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT OR COMFORTABLE WITH THIS ATTRIBUTE

Is endorsed by Sarah Palin June 2010*

(A) Enthusiastic About This Attribute 8

(B) Comfortable With This Attribute 17

(C) Have Some Reservations About This Attribute 15

(D) Very Uncomfortable With This Attribute 37

(E) Makes No Difference 21

(F) Not Sure 2
...............................................

* only half of the people were asked this question

So, the end result is this....
positive - 25%
negative - 37%
not really sure if it makes a difference in how they vote - 38%

So how the hell is this turned into a really negative poll result for Sarah Palin?
It is if you are already biased against Sarah Palin... otherwise it really is a
positive poll in the sense that a majority of the country doesn't really know the
Sarah Palin we do since the LSM has attacked her for two years now... it is
amazing she does this well when you consider the propaganda against her.

Posted by: philipjames1 | June 24, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

And poor Quine is reduced from cutting and pasting from a Sarah Palin web site. How sad is that?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

CONT.

We should also remember that Palin, while working as the state’s chief energy and environmental regulator, found massive corruption within her own Republican Party. Those included were the party chairman and a former Attorney General. When she was through fines were paid, arrests were made and many were trotted off to prison.

While Governor Palin has a history of being a reformer and taking on powerful interests for the benefit of ordinary people, Obama's history is that of a tool for special interests, be they unions, trial lawyers, ACORN, Wall Street or, it is increasingly apparent, Big Oil. Never questioned openly, he reads prepared scripts well and considers articulate, arrogant bigotry to be a substitute for intelligence.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Dear Sarah supporters. Please attend.

We on the left DO hope she is the next GOP presidential nominee. We really do.

And we look forward with eagerness to the Presidential debates. We really do.

But I expect that saner heads will prevail in your party and she will not be supported in a bid to run. There really is no imaginable scenario by which she would not be beaten very badly and this will have long-term repercussions for the GOP electorally.

Thus we beseech, please continue as above.

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

i wasn't personally attacking you, i said that you seem like an angry person. and you responded in anger.

what argument did you make? that everyone gets called nasty things, regardless of political bent? i agree with you.

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I'll take Sarah Palin's real-life, decades-long EXPERIENCE that netted RESULTS over Obama's 12 years as an academic egghead, sitting in the faculty lounge with other like-minded radicals, smoking and talking theory ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

We are seeing the results now of an inexperienced, in-over-his-head community agitator, as he tries to do things he has never done before: MANAGE, BALANCE A BUDGET and MAKE DECISIONS.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

@ orlandovjc - you write
"So in your world 3.5 years is half way through a 4 year term? Like most Liberals you twist reality to suit your slander."

Actually she resigned a bit over 2.5 years through her term - Dec 2006 to July 2009. You either have a problem with math, with the truth, or both.

Posted by: bowmanrand1 | June 24, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Quine, Obama who has been criticized by Sarah Palin for getting BP to pay up $20 billion is the oil shill.

What galaxy do you live in?

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

That's funny -- anybody Sarah Palin endorses also supported Bush's economic policies and probably wants to abolish Social Security. So there's a trifecta! Maybe some of these Republicans had better think of something to run on, or a whole lot of Democrats are going to get re-elected on "better me than the alternative." Wanting to abolish the entire safety net in the middle of a near-depression might win you a GOP primary in Nevada, but it's not going to get it done this November. These Republicans repeatedly voting to cut off unemployment benefits do so at their peril.

Posted by: tboyer33 | June 24, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

"We on the left DO hope she is the next GOP presidential nominee. We really do.

And we look forward with eagerness to the Presidential debates. We really do."

Absolutely right Bernie, but I guarantee you Palin would refuse any and all debates with President Obama, citing bias from the "lamestream media"

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

"I'll take Sarah Palin's real-life, decades-long EXPERIENCE that netted RESULTS over Obama's 12 years as an academic egghead, sitting in the faculty lounge with other like-minded radicals, smoking and talking theory ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

We are seeing the results now of an inexperienced, in-over-his-head community agitator, as he tries to do things he has never done before: MANAGE, BALANCE A BUDGET and MAKE DECISIONS.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse"

You mean Palin's experience in turning Wasilla's SURPLUS when she took office into a DEFICIT when she left?

Results like that? Good one, ace!

It's a good thing the idiot Palin will never again hold public office in the US.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Besides getting the vastly unpopular Healthscare "reform" passed (which he had to do by bribing Senators, cutting backroom deals and not allowing the public to see it or read it), please enlighten me on what Obama has accomplished in his THOUSAND years in office? I'm sorry, I know it's only been 18 months, but it seems like an eternity.

PLEASE. SOMEONE. Tell me what campaign promises he has made good on, or what he has accomplished. I'm waiting....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Falling into the moronic inferno.
Posted by: bernielatham
========================================
Good! all libs need to burn!

Posted by: houston123 | June 24, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Quine old chap, how are you going to make it through the next six years? Because if you think there's a Republican who can beat Obama in 2012, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn to show you...

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Here's a start, Quine, although there are much more thorough and more updated lists than this(not that I expect you to read this anyway)
http://mediamatters.org/research/201001270003

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Orlando wrote:
"Her resignation (in your world) had nothing to the stated fact that the last six months would be spent (as the previous had been) in court fending off people like you, rather than doing her job."

So are you saying that such justification would apply if she were president too? I would want a leader with much more spine than that.

What's the old saying? "If you can't stand the heat..."

Posted by: novatom1 | June 24, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Airhead Bimbo's toxicity was evident last Nov, though it got hardly a mention. GOP gubernatorial candidates in VA and NJ begged her to stay far, far away from their races. She did, and they won big. The conclusion seems inescapable.
_______________________________________

Obama went to NJ and VA to campaign for the Dems and they lost big. Does that make him toxic, too?

Posted by: bmadden3 | June 24, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

It appears that your Poll responders are Going Rogue!

Posted by: MikeV2 | June 24, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

agolembe said: So technically, she served a whopping 2 years of her 4 year term.

That's better than 0bama who spent 3 years collecting a paycheck for being a senator, during which he spent 2 of those years running for president. So, he's a one third junior senator from IL. I'd take the half term governor any day of the week.

Posted by: gatshanson1 | June 24, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

For the entire short time that Quitter Palin was governor;

She accepted twice as much revenues from the Federal Government, as Alaska sent to Washington. She also distributed checks to every resident, from a pool of money that she had Shook Down The Oil Companies for.

Govern Palin: The Welfare Queen, Of The Welfare, and Shake Down, State Of Alaska.

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"I'd take the half term governor any day of the week."

You can have her! We'll take the President. For this full term and the next one too. Enjoy the next six years wallowing in your bile.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Serious wonderment here. How many of the posters on this thread would be elated in the event this President met the fate of Yitzhak Rabin?

Posted by: bernielatham | June 24, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Toxic? The (R), far right, conservative, wingnut movement is near death. RIP.

Posted by: hoser3 | June 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is an attractive, vivacious, spark plug of a woman. She is not Presidential material. She is not Vice Presidential material. Although she would govern poorly, it would not be as poorly as BoBo and BiteMe, the current incompetents in the Executive Branch.

She is however, a clever fund raiser, since most men think with their "other head", they will throw money at her red-shoe clad feet...which is good for the non-traditional GOPers...and bad news for the Lefty Loonies.

Sarah Paling, you either love her (or want to) or hate her. Me? I think she'd be a really good House of Representatives member...at least as good as Steny Hoyer.

Posted by: MoonDoggie | June 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Winning a primary ain't the same as winning the general election. McCain lost the election when he chose Palin. The final nail was his grandstanding and ultimately ineffectual response to the economic crisis.

When Americans saw that The Maverick chose a cariboo barbie, everyone except the deranged right fled. Palin's endorsement will be the kiss of death for those candidates in the general election.

Posted by: thebobbob | June 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is an attractive, vivacious, spark plug of a woman. She is not Presidential material. She is not Vice Presidential material. Although she would govern poorly, it would not be as poorly as BoBo and BiteMe, the current incompetents in the Executive Branch.

She is however, a clever fund raiser, since most men think with their "other head", they will throw money at her red-shoe clad feet...which is good for the non-traditional GOPers...and bad news for the Lefty Loonies.

Sarah Paling, you either love her (or want to) or hate her. Me? I think she'd be a really good House of Representatives member...at least as good as Steny Hoyer.

Posted by: MoonDoggie | June 24, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Obama didn't exactly serve out his entire Senate term, although there is quite a precedent for politicians leaving to pursue higher office.

Only governors Spitzer(affair with a prostitute), McGreevey(gay affair), and Palin(neverending scandal) actually quit mid-term.

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"Me? I think she'd be a really good House of Representatives member...at least as good as Steny Hoyer.

Posted by: MoonDoggie | June 24, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse"

Since you seem to know Palin pretty well, I'm astounded to think you could picture her as a junior member of a body the size of the House. Simply no way. That's why she won't ever run for Senate either. One out of 100, not gonna happen. Her ego is too big now. Plus members of Congress have to do actual work and don't get paid too much.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

"if you think there's a Republican who can beat Obama in 2012, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn to show you..."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! You're joking, right? Have you seen Obama's polling numbers? They haven't been above 50% for WEEKS, and they're continuing to drop. Gallup reports 45% approval, 46% disapproval. NBC/Wall Street Journal has him at his lowest level since taking office. Rasmussen shows 55% disapproval.

The oil spill, the McChrystal embarrassment, the flies landing on his face.... he is just a SAD EMBARRASSMENT, a joke to our one-time allies and a laughing stock to our enemies.

By November, 2012, ANYone will be able to beat him. You CAN'T be this deluded. What are they PUTTING in that Kool-Aid?


Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

joew22 - at no point was I talking to YOU. Please get a clue.

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 24, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

haha, sure thing champ. so who were you talking to? sounds like he and i would get along real swell.

Posted by: joew22 | June 24, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Three comments.

One - remember how California Republicans used to be? Eat all the moderates in the primaries, put dedicated right-wingers up for general elections (Senate, etc.), and get absolutely plastered as a result? Hell, didn't Gray Davis "help" the process during his last re-election (by going after the Republican moderate during the primaries - and then trouncing the Republican conservative who got nominated)?

The point is, California Republicans kept doing this because there are two different dimensions of political power - power WITHIN the Party, and power vis-a-vis the OTHER Party. Any candidate's first incentive is to win the power struggle WITHIN the Party (to get access to better resources, donors, perks, etc.). Palin, for all her flaws, for all her media-centric and media-driven presence, has been FANTASTIC at winning LOCAL battles within the Republican Party. And so her endorsement is an asset during the Primaries, just as "Tea Party affiliation" in general.

And if I'm an aspiring Congressman in some rural district out in wherever-land, chances are my incentive is to please or "convert" the Party bosses first, and then bother with the whole "going national" thing. Shouldn't be that way - Party bosses should incentivize candidates based on a long-term strategy - but then, banks and corporations aren't supposed to plan only a couple of years ahead, etc. Short-term focus is who we, human beings, are and what we do, ON AVERAGE.

Two - no poll should EVER be viewed in a vacuum. Only 37% of respondents in this poll are "strongly negative" (or whatever the language is), and they're probably Democrat voters to begin with. But 15% only have "some reservations". If I spin the candidate the right way, hell, by the time they get to the voting booth, they'll forget all about Sarah dearest (and only the people who remember the candidate from the primaries - i.e. fellow Republicans - will also have the Palin endorsement on their "mental checklist").

Not saying it'll work every time, but any smart Republican strategist or political consultant should use the same script - steer right during the primaries, then emphasize the "center" during the general election to hit the "golden middle" of the electorate while still winking and nudging to the "base". Modified by local circumstances, of course.

Three - statistically speaking, the "base" often comprises the majority of the actual voting public, especially during the "off" years. How many of those 15%-respondents who are lukewarm towards but not violently disdainful of Palin's endorsements are actually going to pull the lever during the midterms? Half? A third? Yeah, there you go. There's your Congressional math in action.

Bottom line - the post is...predictable. But is also based on a somewhat flawed assumption (37% "strong" and 15% "weak" does NOT equal "52% against" - it just means you shouldn't trot Palin in front of independents), and ignores some of the other factors above.

Posted by: Kruzenshtern | June 24, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

When Is Sorry Joe Barton going to apologize to The Oil Company CEOs for they having been "Shook Down" by Governor Palin?


For the entire short time that Quitter Palin was governor;

She accepted twice as much revenues from the Federal Government, as Alaska sent to Washington. She also distributed checks to every resident, from a pool of money that she had Shook Down The Oil Companies for.

Govern Palin: The Welfare Queen, Of The Welfare, and Shake Down, State Of Alaska.

Posted by: Liam-still

Posted by: Liam-still | June 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Just keep writing about her, dude. You can't seem to get her out of your mind. As much as you want to wish it away, you will never understand her popularity.

Posted by: BadNews | June 24, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I only read the first comment on this list. Nothing else needed to be said. You can delete everything after that - including this. Because Sarah Pallin truly is the worst human being alive. I even intentionally misspell her name out of disrespect.

Posted by: octobertea | June 24, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Poor Quine, while no doubt amusing himself immensely, still couldn't name a single Repuke who could beat Obama in 2012.

Come on, ace, just one name? Who is your champion? Give us a good laugh too!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Whoever the Republicans nominate will have gone through 20 primary debates, in which he or she will have to have twisted himself into a pretzel to avoid offending the fanboys of Palin and Fox, and all the birthers and baggers that now constitute modern American conservatism. Said pretzel will be unelectable. Simple as that.

Posted by: oldabandonedbeachhouse | June 24, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Sarah, Glenn and Rush are the vuvuzelas of the GOP. Republicans love their noise because they have no plan, no direction and no soul...

Posted by: Hawkestreet1 | June 24, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"Plus members of Congress have to do actual work and don't get paid too much."

PLEASE. Congressional members average $174,000 a year, plus perks, cadillac benefits and healthy pensions. And they spend more time in recess and on vacation than in the halls of Congress. Remember, the first word in Congress is CON.

Face it koolpus$y, Sarah Palin is going all the way, and will be our next president. You have 2-1/2 years to get used to it. You could start by reading "Going Rogue", which has more policy, experiences and substance in it than both "Dreams of my Absentee Kenyan Father" and "The Audacity of a Dope-addled Twerp" put together.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"[H]ow out of sync with public opinion the media obsession with Palin . . . ." The reason for this obsession is because minimal effort gets maximun attention, which sadly passes for journalism these days. But then an in-depth review of the Enron failure and Skilling's part in it, or the rate at which Americans consume gasoline while sitting in traffic in SUVs, or a piece on the history of Afghanistan conflicts or a myriad of other current issues would require more research work, fact chekcing and less twittering. Easy work, this Palin obsession, if you can get it.

Posted by: Questioner1 | June 24, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Sarah, Glenn and Rush are the vuvuzelas of the GOP. Republicans love their noise because they have no plan, no direction and no soul...

Posted by: Hawkestreet1 | June 24, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Strange I didn't hear any of these numbers reported by the MSM. Of course, if they did it would show the public that their political pundits don't have a clue. Those of us who are politically astute already knew this.

Posted by: rlj1 | June 24, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

A Sarah Palin endorsement is a very assuring thing to know. Anyone she endorses is assuredly deranged, on the take from some big company, a stooge for the gun lobby, and likely to handle issues by name-calling, slogans, and noise. Thanks, Sarah. Now I know whom NOT to vote for.

Posted by: jkoch2 | June 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Like it or not Keith Obermann got it right That woman is an idiot

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | June 24, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Please, jkoch. Your post indicates you're not even OLD enough to vote. Summer's here. Run out and play and give your poor, tired mother a break.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Seen better hit jobs on Palin than this one. Wishful thinking and a kool-aid mix for the left wingers to feel good about themselves.

Posted by: NoWeCant | June 24, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats better hope that Sarah Palin retains her popularity thru 2012. The Republican candidate will be forced so far to the right in order to gain the nomination that he/she will be un-electable come the general election. The boistrous far right knows how to win battles but is absolutely clueless on winning wars.

Posted by: Denny_98 | June 24, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Palin won't run for President. She would do horribly and that isn't good for business for Palin, Inc.

Posted by: Aerowaz | June 24, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Whether the polls are good for her or bad for her, Palin is a commodity to be exploited and she doesn't appear to mind. It seems that opportunistic qualities have paid off for her. It will be interesting to see if or how she evolves as a public person.

Posted by: teresap1 | June 24, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

The poll results confirm what I have long thought: that Palin would never win an election in a state other than Alaska, where men voters significantly outnumber the women voters.

Posted by: jvlem | June 24, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"Just keep writing about her, dude. You can't seem to get her out of your mind. As much as you want to wish it away, you will never understand her popularity.

Posted by: BadNews | June 24, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse"

Her popularity is very easy to understand, champ. She appeals to right-leaning morons, and there are a lot of right-leaning morons in the US. Fortunately, they're a minority.

You don't seem to get it, sparky. The Democrats DON'T WANT her to go away. They would love to see her as the face of the GOP for the next 30 years. Make it happen!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin - "I Quit" and runs, laughing all the way, to the bank to the tune of some $12 million she fooled the rubes out of giving her.

Pres. Obama - starting this past June 15 the federal government began sending one-time $250 rebate checks to Medicare beneficiaries who have fallen into the Republican drug-plan doughnut hole (one could just as easily call it "a trip to the mortuary" for many.
The payment is part of the new health care reform law that Obama won for struggling senior citizens.
The checks will come every six weeks for the rest of 2010 until all those falling into the hole receive the rebate: about 4 million Medicare beneficiaries.
In 2011 these folks will receive a 50% discount on drugs when they hit the hole.

These savings will continue to increase until 2020 when the hole will disappear.

Our senior citizens are now being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve rather than being frightened by the phony "death panels" Sarah parroted as she and the Republican Party tried to sabotage the needed health care reform bill.

Than you President Obama!

Posted by: apspa1 | June 24, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Sargent - funny how you throw out Palin as a nice diversion from Obama's total failure of handling the gulf oil spill disaster. Yesterday it was the general's dismissal.

If Bush was still in office, you would have cameras on every street corner in the gulf and multi-page documentaries on the plight his mismanagement was causing. How about just one camera and one story?

Nah, don't want to do any real journalism. I will just pop up in a liberal blog and shout "Palin!!" and see what type of response I can get. I guess you mostly succeeded based on most that I have read.

Posted by: mobileclem | June 24, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a product of funny mental lust and that alone should make you squirm.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 24, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"Like it or not Keith Obermann got it right. That woman is an idiot"

I'm sure all 14 of his viewers agree.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

""Plus members of Congress have to do actual work and don't get paid too much."

PLEASE. Congressional members average $174,000 a year, plus perks, cadillac benefits and healthy pensions. And they spend more time in recess and on vacation than in the halls of Congress. Remember, the first word in Congress is CON.

Face it koolpus$y, Sarah Palin is going all the way, and will be our next president. You have 2-1/2 years to get used to it. You could start by reading "Going Rogue", which has more policy, experiences and substance in it than both "Dreams of my Absentee Kenyan Father" and "The Audacity of a Dope-addled Twerp" put together."

I guess to a 7-11 clerk who moonlights at the local glory hole to make a few bucks on the side, the Congressional salary looks like a lot of money.

As for Palin, I knew you were stupid, but I had no idea how stupid. Sarah Palin will never subject herself to a debate against Mitt Romney or anyone else. She will never be president. Deal with it, chief.


Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

"I don't see why so many people HATE Sarah Palin. Disagree with, yes. Don't like her stances on political issues?

Posted by: LivinginthePromisedLand "
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Because she is a bomb-thrower, nothing else. She hasn't proposed any policies other than drill baby drill which is a slogan not a policy.

Posted by: JRM2 | June 24, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Put "Palin" anywhere in a WaPo headline and it is 100% guaranteed to lure leftists, collectivists and statists out from under their rocks. You sad, angry people are like mosquitoes flying into a bug zapper.

Posted by: hit4cycle | June 24, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

"the needed health care reform bill."

Is that the same health care reform bill that 63% of the population say they don't want, and 38 states are filing suit to overturn? That health care reform bill?

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The right wing media has been trying to ram palin and the influence of the tea party "movement", down the throats of American voters. They keep ramming, and the majority vomit her right back out. They tried to create the excitement and the "movement", but it's failing. The majority of Americans see through the schtick of both the tea baggers and palin and are rejecting both. Bravo America!

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions1 | June 24, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Great, so a poll shows that the liberal third or so of the country view a Palin endorsement as toxic. Tell us something we don't already know. These liberals wouldn't vote for the candidates that Palin is endorsing anyway, and her endorsement isn't meant to sway their votes.

A better question to ask is whether or not Palin's endorsements are effective. She's made her mark in the Republican primaries so far, to be certain. Whether she will help or hinder in general election contests remains to be seen.

Since all politics are local, too, much depends on the state and district. A Palin endorsement in New York or Massachusetts might well prove toxic, but I'm betting that Haley in South Carolina can only be helped by it.

What an utterly worthless poll...pollsters trying to create news rather than report on what is actually happening in a meaningful way.

Posted by: blert | June 24, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

If I could have been McCain's campaign manager he would have won. First I would have put him in a Cowboy hat and told him to be friendly, like he was in his concession speech. Then I would have dressed Sahara up in the sexiest cowgirl outfit west of the Mississippi . The outfit would have included a big iron on each hip. The photo opts would have been staged down on the Arizona border where you can still wear your guns. I would have had her doing a take off on the Hanes lady saying, with both guns drawn, "You don't get in to the US until I say you get in". American wants another Cowboy in the White House and a Cowgirl that would be even more fun. Yeeeepeee!

Posted by: trooperkeeton | June 24, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

"Put "Palin" anywhere in a WaPo headline and it is 100% guaranteed to lure leftists, collectivists and statists out from under their rocks."

That's because they have NOBODY of substance to turn to on their side. Who could get behind Obama? Biden? Pelosi? Reid? Napolitano? Barney Frank? Madame Menopause (Hilary)?

UGGGHHHH. Just the THOUGHT of those ugly, lying, corrupt, usurping STATISTS makes my flesh crawl. Is it any wonder leftists are so fascinated with Sarah Palin? She lives RENT-FREE in their heads, 24/7. They're like big, dumb cavemen who have stumbled across the Sun Goddess. They point, they drool, they grunt, they throw rocks, but they'll never be able to make their small brains understand what she is about.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Well, Sargent, we'll see how toxic she is. I rather suspect the toxicity meter will go from left to right. Your leftist pals will get all the toxin, I suspect....

Posted by: JPMcC | June 24, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

It's quite odd that people use the term "libtards" when defending Sarah Palin.

I guess they know nothing about her family. Regardless, it's a rude term, whether one has a handicapped family member or not.

Posted by: brian_away | June 24, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

So, Sarah Palin is a negative factor for those whom she endorses-right?

Well, then you ultra-liberals should be more than happy to have her around making her endorsements-right?
Funny, though, it seems like you just can't stop acting so afraid of her. I wonder why?

Posted by: familynet | June 24, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's numbers never did translate to a majority of Americans, and the more she talked, the more she turned people against her due to her calculated rhetoric that created divisions between Americans. Same with her peers in the alaskan legislature: she had been on the outs with her own party then after her vp campaign, the Dems were upset at her outlandish hate speech targeted at them and Obama. As for now, she does appeal to the hard core, right wing primary base. I wonder, if she wants to be kingmaker, or run for office, will she allow others to interview her? Or will we just continue to get tweets, blogs, and the fox mantra of the week from soundbite barbie? I truly believe that Ms. Palin would say anything about anybody if it were to profit her. As for caring about America, I have yet to see where she is part of the solution - and harpie to the president doesn't count. Is she on any boards? Think tanks? Charities? Helping out with the PTA maybe? Or just Monday morning quarterbacking? It's just a shame that the mainstream media treats her as if she is a prophet, or at least important, when she is just another talking head that is full of themselves. But, at least by the media putting her out there, her toxicity grows by virtue of who she is.

Posted by: Tourist | June 24, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Nope, it's not the health care bill I'm talking about. It's the Affordable Care Act.

That means, in case you missed it, its the law.

Posted by: apspa1 | June 24, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

What percentage of us vote for a candidate because someone else has "endorsed" them? What percentage of us vote for a candidate for things other than his or her stand on various issues? And what percentage of us vote for a candidate simply because we "like" them? More than likely, most of will look for something we don't like in a candidate to allow us to vote against them. Thinking positive all the time is a bore. We feel more involved when we complain, I think.

Posted by: Rodin | June 24, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

LOL. The fact that partisan hacks like Sargent are so obsessed with Palin just makes me love her more. I am sure she enjoys knowing that non-entities like Sargent are desperately trying to make a buck by sneering at a woman who is clearly far more intelligent and accomplished than they.

Posted by: bobmoses | June 24, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

nothing worse than the Village Idiot that doesnt know She is the Village Idiot! All that and exploit religion, the end of the world is coming, and her handicapped Son trigger! Does she have NO SHAME? Why are born agains so quick to hate the Poor???

Posted by: philosopherkingtomas | June 24, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, Sargent -Why is it that you would be "amused" by a 'Palin endorsement' being a 'clear negative'? What other things amuse you, Sargent? Republicans losing elections? Conservatives being ridiculed in the print press and the broadcast media? It's all just so "amusing" isn't it, Sargent? Well, good fellow, lest you think that you are the only one that "gets it", that is 'easily amused', there are HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS of people like you out there who are easily amused. What is it that you consider yourself busy at, Sargent? Critical analysis? Objective commentary? Idle gossip? Or amusement? Oh, and by the way, since you are 'Obsessed' with Palin, are you "out of sync" with public opinion. Finally, dear boy, if you really think that the public is scared to death that some federal agencies might get axed,
well, just hold that thought.

Posted by: chatard | June 24, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

"clearly far more intelligent and accomplished than they."

LOL are you for real, Gomer?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

nothing worse than the Village Idiot that doesnt know She is the Village Idiot! All that and exploit religion, the end of the world is coming, and her handicapped Son trigger! Does she have NO SHAME? Why are born agains so quick to hate the Poor???

Posted by: philosopherkingtomas | June 24, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

"Thinking positive all the time is a bore."

Spoken like a true Liberal idiot and America-hater.

Let me ask you Libs something. Why do you stay in America if you hate everything about it and dislike the hard-working, patriotic people who make it function? Wait, don't answer - I already know. It's because you enjoy taking advantage of the First Amendment, so that you can whine and gripe and impugn anybody you want. And it's also because we're the richest country on Earth (at least for now), by virtue of above-mentioned hard-working patriots, and it's easy for you Libs to game the system, tax us to death and live off of our toils.

Free speech and a free ride.... what's not to like?!

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

"Posted by: chatard | June 24, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse"

Another Palinbot who uses the name tard. Interesting.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse


forget about positive/negative garbage. Here are the facts:
Candidates endorsed/supported by Obama have gone down in defeat and will continue to lose.
Candidates endorsed/supported by Palin have won and probably will continue to win. The rest is just idle talk. Nothing more needs to be said/written on this subject.

Posted by: Veridico | June 24, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

"Let me ask you Libs something. Why do you stay in America if you hate everything about it and dislike the hard-working, patriotic people who make it function? Wait, don't answer - I already know. It's because you enjoy taking advantage of the First Amendment, so that you can whine and gripe and impugn anybody you want. And it's also because we're the richest country on Earth (at least for now), by virtue of above-mentioned hard-working patriots, and it's easy for you Libs to game the system, tax us to death and live off of our toils."

You might be the most unintentionally entertaining poster these boards have ever seen.

Your toils. LOL Who are you kidding, loserboy?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

palin is a loser no matter what context you choose: governor; mother; king maker; feminist; thinker; human being.....

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 24, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

"it seems like you just can't stop acting so afraid of her".

Oh, no, no, no, no, no. It is not her we are afraid of, it is her followers. For they represent devolution. They need no logic. They need no facts. Intelligence and schooling is sneered at by them. They can't even understand that Hawaii is part of the United States. They pose as Christians, yet engage in hate speech towards those who are different from them. They use words like libtard, want to carry concealed weapons in church, and wish to outlaw anything they do not like. They don't care about others that are not like them, and they are willing to lie about anything to advance their own distorted truths. They talk holier-than-thou, but do not walk the walk. They want a world where is it 'do as I say, not as I do'. Sarah, the biggest poser of all, advocates all that they do, not even standing up against those that talk of lynching, libtards, or sedition. So, no, it's not Sarah - one little narcisstic soundbite barbie - it is her followers that scare any God-fearing person. The proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing travels with a pack and Sarah is the leader of the pack today.

Posted by: Tourist | June 24, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

According to the formula, time for the tea partiers to step in and say "why are liberals so scared of Sarah? Because she might win" and other such nonsense.

Posted by: merkytimes
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You make a good point.

The GOP may fool the public well enough with her.

Tha is sad considering the qualified people the gobp is dissing and replacing them with GO-FOR's like Bush.
and
with huge disasterous results.

You guys will come back one day and complete your destruction of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

You are getting better at it and closer and closer to wrecking this whole country and our solid Democracy.

We know your agenda.

Posted by: godwithfire55 | June 24, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I love you Sarah haters. I love how Governor Palin is completely inside of your heads and in Obama's head. This woman is truly a national treasure.

Posted by: TitletownUSA | June 24, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Really? Palin endorsed Sharron Angle - she won - Palin endorsed Rand Paul-he won, Palin endorsed SC Nikki Haley-she won. Looks like yet another lie in the Washington Post!

Posted by: Realist201 | June 24, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

What was that she said some time back "Aim and unload" or something like that. That's when her popularity with the Guys and Six-pack Joes went up.

Posted by: kishorgala | June 24, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHA!!! Chigago Sun-Times: "Obama Knew of Blagojevich Plot". Rahm had a list of potential Senate candidates, and Blago is singing like a canary!

Add this to OilSpillGate, the General McChrystal embarrassment, rising unemployment, a sinking economy, cratering approval numbers and so many other flubs and debacles, and I'd say Sarah Palin's future looks a whole lot brighter than OTrauma's.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Laughing at YOU, Obama supporters! How's that Dope and Derange working out for you?!? Thanks for giving the rest of us the government YOU deserve, but don't worry. We're hard-working AMERICANS with tenacity. We'll vote ourselves out of this clown-car nightmare, right the ship and put all these fools in jail when the time comes.

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse


Forget about positive/negative garbage. Here are the facts:
Candidates endorsed/supported by Obama have gone down in defeat and will continue to lose.
Candidates endorsed/supported by Palin have won and probably will continue to win. The rest is just idle talk. Nothing more needs to be said/written on this subject.

Posted by: Veridico | June 24, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Really? Palin endorsed Sharron Angle - she won - Palin endorsed Rand Paul-he won, Palin endorsed SC Nikki Haley-she won. Looks like yet another lie in the Washington Post!

Posted by: Realist201
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OH geewizz
YOU won..!!
and
the COUTRY LOSES

Posted by: godwithfire55 | June 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The lamestream media and political elites continue to be terrified of Gov. Palin.

Good!

Posted by: thebump | June 24, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Gov Palin is following in a long tradition. Back in the late 19th and beginning of the 20th Century preachers and traveling medicine shows ranged across the US. Some were extremely successful and made alot money saving peoples souls and selling medicines for what ails people. Ms. Palin, Mr. Beck, Mr. Limbaugh et al do the same thing today. They preach how to save your political soul by identifying those who seek to steal it and then tell you how to save yourself. The cost is usually just some of your time everyday and maybe a fee to buy access to their website or books.

It's pretty obvious and I've never understood the fuss.

Posted by: kchses1 | June 24, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

shhhh, be quiet, we're hunting moose.

Posted by: alisamkeith | June 24, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I love you Sarah haters. I love how Governor Palin is completely inside of your heads and in Obama's head. This woman is truly a national treasure.

Posted by: TitletownUSA | June 24, 2010 5:28 PM..
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She has been a treasure to the comedians for almost 2 years. Not just National, but International.

Posted by: kishorgala | June 24, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

The lamestream media and political elites continue to be terrified of Gov. Palin.

Good!

Posted by: thebump
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Lamestream media..that would be FOX and RW media..
When did that happen?

Posted by: godwithfire55 | June 24, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama makes Palin look good.

That is how toxic Obama is .

Posted by: dottydo
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dottydo, still the same pointless, factless tripe spilling out of your head and off your keyboard. At least you're consistent.

Posted by: michael4 | June 24, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

QuineGeology writes: "Really? Palin endorsed Sharron Angle - she won - Palin endorsed Rand Paul-he won, Palin endorsed SC Nikki Haley-she won. Looks like yet another lie in the Washington Post!"

Don't you folks know how to read? The Sargent article claims: "...there's no quibbling with the fact that Palin has pull among GOP primary voters".

So, what don't you get? Just in case you didn't know this either, it's the election, not the primary, that counts.

Posted by: Tourist | June 24, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"The lamestream media and political elites continue to be terrified of Gov. Palin.

Good!

Posted by: thebump | June 24, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

We realize you have an extremely thick skull inside of which is an extremely tiny brain, but what is it going to take, Gomer, for you to understand that the Democrats LOVE the fact that the idiot Palin is the most prominent and visible Republican? The longer that goes on, the less chance of the Repukes ever regaining any power.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

I have got to agree with several of the baggers here, that was a really weak article. Please stay away from writing about Sarah Palin in the future. I mean reading about her and politics is like reading about hemorrhoids and pepper sauce.

Posted by: bushidollar | June 24, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

As a left wing Democrat I don't agree with much that Ms. Palin says or does. Nevertheless, I would like to see her elected President. Our country has gone down hill over the last few years under the leadership of our Ivy League, know it all, elite. It would ne nice to see how a "dummy", know nothing, barely educated, uninformed, witless person like Sarah Palin could do. She certainly couldn't do any worse than the over educated liar we now have as President.

Posted by: jimeglrd8 | June 24, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Sargent, will you PLEASE stop cluing tea baggers about the folly of worshiping at the altar of Sarah! PLEASE!

Let them continue supporting her and piling up their hopes on her. These guys get all their news from talk radio and Faux News. They thrive under the communal delusion that the majority of Americans share out there agree with them on, well, anything. Just let them have this OK? It makes them happy.

Posted by: Observer001 | June 24, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

LOL Sara scares the libs to death and they should be you can laugh at her if you want to but she was why more qualified to be president than Obama and watching him she would have been a lot better.

Posted by: samuellenn | June 24, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Does Palin have her GED yet?

Posted by: EdSantaFe | June 24, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"Poll: Majority sees Obama endorsement as negative"

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Rasmussen, right?

Posted by: sr31 | June 24, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

You libs think that if you wish hard enough Palin will become irrelevant. Well go ahead and keep wishing but let me tell you something. Sarah Palin is not going anywhere. My only concern with Palin is that she will be viewed as not terribly experienced. The electorate is seeing first hand what a detriment inexperience can be by watching this disaster of a President we have in the White House now screw up everything he touches. Whether it is Palin or someone else I feel pretty confident at this point that Obama will not have a second term. That makes me happy.

Posted by: fastaire | June 24, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Can't think of anything else to write or your views must be slipping so you rip on Sarah Palin and all the left wing loons come out to show how uncivil and rude they are.

If you really had some reporting in you, the toxic one is Obama. Everyone he's campaigned for - Coakley, the Virginia guy running for Governor, and Corzine - went down in flames. No one wants him to visit for them anymore.

But Palin hatred sells among your insular readership I guess.

Posted by: bandmom22 | June 24, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

GREG SARGENT YOU LIE! YOU LIE! PALIN'S ENDORSEMENT IS GOLD. IN FACT CLOSEST THING TO CERTAINTY. COMPARED TO CAPTAIN KICK-ASS?

Ah yes of course, Palin is toxic. "Palin is toxic" have been told for the last 2 years, but yet here she is standing stronger than ever. Palin toxic? a record of 9-3, batting 0.750? toxic? Yeah right. I'd take that record and that endorsement everyday of the week and twice on Sundays. Compared to captain kick-ass? whose record is 0-4. can anyone say Deeds, Corzine, Coakley and Specter.

By the way Greg you wouldn't happen to have the contact details for Deeds, Corzine, Coakley or Specter would you? Only I'd just like to place a call to them.

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

"Can't think of anything else to write or your views must be slipping so you rip on Sarah Palin and all the left wing loons come out to show how uncivil and rude they are."

"Left wing loons" -- I guess that's your idea of civil and polite? Do you people really not see how unintentionally entertaining you are?

Poor bandmom probably weighs 350 -- this is the only place she can attract any attention any more.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 24, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone here say captain kick-ass? Ah the great one, our hopenchange, the one we've been waiting for, the one who will heal the earth, turn the tide of the rising seas. Oh yes what's his record again? That's right 0-4 can you say Deeds, Corzine, Coakley, Specter real fast 10 times?

Meanwhile Sarah "Baraccuda" Palin riding strong, swatting all comers batting 0.750 with record 9-3.

None of you here would happen by any chance to have Deeds, Corzine, Coakley or Specter's phone numbers? Only I'd like to place a call and ask "How is that hopey-changey stuff workin' out for ya"?

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is not qualified to be the President of the U.S. Unfortunately, those who are qualified only rarely seek power. And when they do, the world is usually sorry. Sarah presents the perfect counterpoint to the Democratic burlesque show now onstage, nationally; as well as the perfect antidote to the powerful narcotic of the past half-century of elitist Nannyism.

Go Sarah! Don't bother to read T.S. Eliot or listen to chamber music. Go to Washington and reclaim the White House as a place OF the people, BY the people and, perhaps most important, FOR the people.

Posted by: extoere | June 24, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Sarah gives hope to the hopeless and has developed into the leader of the dimmest part of our populace. Good for her. She will be rich forever due to her ability to take advantage of her situation. I have no ill will toward her whatsoever.

Posted by: steveboyington | June 24, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Palin represents the epitome of the anti-intellectual stance the GOP has taken lately. Being qualified and knowledgeable and competent is a bad thing. Asking questions is even worse.

Not knowing anything, just mindlessly repeating dull, tired catchphrases that appeal to the base emotions of the bitter and ignorant and unaccomplished is a good thing.

Why do you think she always uses terms like "common sense solutions" so often?

I hate to break it to her drooling acolytes, but our world does not have common sense problems, they are wildly complex problems that require complex solutions.

Sure, it's easy to get a rise from an audience of bitter impotent white men, but actually governing and leading, something she knows nothing about, requires a bit more effort.

I used to think she was going to run for president. Now I know she will never seek elected office again; it's too much work, and not enough money and she would have to make herself available for questions and interviews outside the usual fluffing bubble from her employer, Fake News, Inc.

Posted by: BirchMan | June 24, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

I've got one question, just a simple question really, nothing really complicated, just trivia, you know just something I wanted clearing up, kinda been bugging me since Jan. 20. 2009. you know

HOW IS THAT HOPEY-CHAGEY STUFF WORKIN' OUT FOR YA?

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Latest Rasmussen poll:

California Senate race
Carly Fiorina (endorsed by Palin) - - 44%
Barbara Boxer (endorsed by Obama) - - 37%

Nevada Senate race
Sharron Angle (endorsed by Palin) - - 48%
Harry Reid (endorsed by Obama) - - 41%

Can't argue with the numbers...."


LOL I guess one can. While your Rasmussen numbers are correct for Angle-Reid... don't know where you get those Boxer-Fiorina numbers.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/state/california

And RealClearPolitics shows composite polls with Boxer leading by just over 6 points... and Angle's composite is barely over 1 point.

Posted by: TheTruthPlease
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and even if the numbers were accurate, they are beside the point. no one said that a Palin endorsed candidate couldn't be more popular than an Obama endorsed candidate. the question was whether the Palin endorsement standing alone was a positive influence to the individual voter.

For all we know, all the Fiorina voters are overlooking the Palin endorsement and preferring her anyway.

Statistical reasoning is not for amateurs.

Posted by: JoeT1 | June 24, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of how many people are sick and disgusted with the sarcastic, nasty mouthed airhead, she's obviously still making money without working, so there are STILL lots of not too bright, gullible suckers out there supporting her.

Posted by: Maerzie | June 24, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is following the people, rather than the people following Sarah Palin.

Is there any other content to the point you're making?

Posted by: lsm47 | June 24, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy! Big news. Turns out Gidget, a ditzy former elected official of an ultra conservative state somewhere near the north pole, has aspirations that if she can play a pied piper flute for Alaska. . . and then quit, maybe the spoon fed portion of the REST of the country will be as easily convinced to follow her into pergatory, so she can quit there as well. Any endorsement from HER is worth the big bucks. Hahahahahaha! Right!! (and BP is collecting most of the oil in the gulf) Gotcha!!

Posted by: emdragon | June 24, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

No, she doesn't scare the libs. We hope you are stupid enough to nominate her for pres.

I would love to see her on the campaign trail again kissing hands and shaking babies.

Right, afraid of Palin, tell us another one.

Posted by: nettekone | June 24, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I'd vote for Obama 1000 times over again over McCain/Palin.

She would have quit being VP within a matter of months because she's an idiot who is totally out of her league in politics. She doesn't care about law or policy or governing. She just wants to be adored for not doing anything and she gets off on the power she had as governor as a petty spiteful vindictive creature.

Every single DC politician can give an interview and go on TV to talk to 'non-friendly' reporters.

Why not Sarah? Oh, that's right, because she's an idiot who couldn't even handle the softball questions from Katie Couric.

Q - What is your favorite author?

A - All of 'em, you betcha, winkie winkie!

Posted by: BirchMan | June 24, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The question is ambiguous. Since the stupidity of Reagan (and the ensuing myth-making about him), I have been a Democrat. I would love to see Sarah Palin endorse the Republican candidates, along with George W. Bush and maybe some Wall Streeters who walked away billionaires while the economy imploded.

The question should have been "How would you feel about Sarah Palin endorsing a candidate that you support?"

Posted by: Fiscal-Conservative | June 24, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I think she and Obama both are toxic. That's because voters have become more savvy to the BS that they both hand out. Give me a candidate who has moderate values and is pragmatic and they will have my vote. Doesn't seem like a lot to ask these days, does it, yet apparently is impossible to find.

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | June 24, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

You just figuring this out? Didn't you ever date a girl who sounded like her? Whiney, complaining, condescending, high maintenance, not worth it? lmao

Posted by: sellingpencils | June 24, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

He is the one we've been waiting for, the one who will bring us hopenchange, the one who will heal heavens and the earth, the one who will stop the tides of the rising seas.

So I have to ask again.

HOW IS THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN' OUT FOR YA?

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a phony baloney. She has the opinion of whomever is paying her at the moment, or the opinion about whatever is in the news at the moment.

I wish the media would make her shut up and go away.

Posted by: momof20yo | June 24, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Latest Rasmussen poll:

California Senate race
Carly Fiorina (endorsed by Palin) - - 44%
Barbara Boxer (endorsed by Obama) - - 37%

Nevada Senate race
Sharron Angle (endorsed by Palin) - - 48%
Harry Reid (endorsed by Obama) - - 41%

Can't argue with the numbers....

Posted by: QuineGeology |
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When has Rasmussen been a respectable poll taker? Answer two decades ago, they are off an avg of 6 points from all poll averages and this one is wrong on both counts. Reid while inept and letting the Dem senate get bulldozed without changing rules will win over a half crazed candidate that does not answer questions about her own web page. Boxer will win barely against a stronger candidate whose HP baggage won't get the conservatives out to vote.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 24, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

My, Greg...such insight! Surely you are wasting your time being just an Opinion-nator...actually, I think you are wasting your time (and ours):)
Sarah certainly pushes the Libs buttons. But how many here by the time you were 46, were state champ basketball players, beauty pageant winners, got a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from your college, elected to your City Council, elected as City Mayor for 2 terms, Then elected State Governor, selected to be VP for a Presidential Candidate, Wrote a best-selling book, draws huge crowds where ever she goes, commands $100K speaking fees, ready to launch a second book, endorses Candidates many who win because of it, and is constantly asked to run for Pres in 2012? How many of you can match that?
Young, famous, mutli-millionaire, Best selling author, potential Leader of the Free World.
Yeah, she sounds "dumb" to me..but not nearly so as the ones calling her that.

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 24, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin and her Tea party are the best things that ever happened to the GOP.

Posted by: walker1 | June 24, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

"there were only two attributes a candidate might have that were seen as worse than a Palin endorsement: Supporting Bush's economic policies; and supporting the elimination of various Federal agencies and/or Social Security."

That's not just Bush's economic policies and Bush's policy of eliminating social security. THAT'S THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM!!! They are all about selfish GREED!!!

Posted by: TotalRecall | June 24, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

"there were only two attributes a candidate might have that were seen as worse than a Palin endorsement: Supporting Bush's economic policies; and supporting the elimination of various Federal agencies and/or Social Security."

That's not just Bush's economic policies and Bush's policy of eliminating social security. THAT'S THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM!!! They are all about selfish GREED!!! But, the democrats are only slightly better. Both parties are CORRUPT!!

Posted by: TotalRecall | June 24, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I'll have the cajones to say that I hate Palin. I hate her for turning the Republicans into a laughing stock.

Posted by: steve1231 | June 24, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Good god! Though a conservative, I really have to agree with joew22 that the tone of many of these remarks is appalling in their lack of civility and substance. I despair for our political future . . .

Posted by: stormypetrel | June 24, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

It's sad that this lying, incompetent backwater dimwit has so many wingnuts panting over her babbling, especially after she quit halfway through her term for no reason anybody can figure out.

Hey teabaggers, get over your MIL-F issues and turn this fool off.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | June 24, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gypsy1 everything you said I second. Just a tidbit to add; Also Chair of Interstate Alaska Oil & Gas Commission, Chair of National Governor Association's Energy & Policy Board. But alas it doesn't matter 'cos we've got a community organizer in the White House looking for someone's ass to kick.

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy watching Palin fans get excited about her "success" with recent endorsements in South Carolina and Texas.

Think about it: South Carolina and Texas.

Need I say more?

Posted by: goldengateview | June 24, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Palin for president in
2012. America deserves her,

Posted by: robfield | June 24, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe I'm still hearing about Palin's 3 hour a week job as mayor of Wasilla as some kind of justification as her qualification for President of the United States.

Obama didn't have a ton of experience although he was two decades removed from his community organizing. At least if you ask him a question, he has a clue of what he's talking about.

I for one am thrilled about the change I've seen in the past year and a half, and have strong hope for the future. He's been far from a perfect president and has made many MANY mistakes, but overall I believe he's leading our country in the right direction. Time will tell.

I personally don't see how republicans will make big gains in congress this year....they have absolutely nothing to run on. And I can't for the life of me imagine any republican who can offer a serious challenge to Obama.

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

goldengatereview you forgot California. But that's cool you left wing daily kooks never cease to amaze. So I'll trade this, how about Captain kick-ass in Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania? Those were all states the "el Capitano" carried less than 1 year ago.

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Dang,,,If it wasn't for "Bush" a lot of you folks would be speechless. Maybe it's breaking news, but Bush has been gone for almost a couple of years. This is Obama's show now.
I liked Bush. History will show he was much more effective than this current guy (is or is gonna be). But even I'm getting tired of hearing him being brought up as the cause of every Obama failure. Isn't it time for Obama to take over yet??

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 24, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

"You're not called Libtards for nothing."
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That's it. You win. How can I defend my liberal position against such intellectual, factual and cogent arguments?

OK, here goes, I'll give it a try: You're a poopoo head!!!!

Sarah is a poopoo head, Republicans are poopoo heads.

Posted by: thisnametaken | June 24, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

goldengateview Says:
"I enjoy watching Palin fans get excited about her "success" with recent endorsements in South Carolina and Texas.

Think about it: South Carolina and Texas.

Need I say more?"

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Well, yeah, you need to say more..I don't get your point. Governor of SC..not a big deal? First Black Rep Senator candidate...not a big deal? I think you also forgot to include CA ! There's a Gov and Senator Candidates there Sarah endorsed who are both lookin' good. Then tere's Nevada, etc...I think you need to do some more research:)

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 24, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

this endorsement talk is pretty ridiculous. Obama's approval rating in MA was around 60% according to exit polls taken on the day the voters elected Scott Brown. They liked Obama as president, they didn't care if he wanted Coakley to be their senator.

Meanwhile this poll shows Palin's favorability at 29%, and yet she clearly holds sway over ignorant GOP voters. That just demonstrates that liberals are more adept at thinking for themselves and drawing their own conclusions instead of being told whom to vote for.

I go back and forth between preferring Palin to be the nominee in 2012 because of the amazing train wreck she would be as a candidate in helping Obama to one of the easiest landslides in history, and hoping she isn't the nominee so that I would hopefully hear less from her than I do now(since the presidential speculation would go away, rendering her inconsequential)

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

SDJeff 3 hour a week job as Mayor of Wasilla? Stop it you're making me blush. Well atleast that's 3 hour more than "el capitano". How may hours a week did she spend as Wasilla city councillor? How many hours a week did she spend s Chair of Interstate Alaska Oil & Gas Commission? How many hours a week did she spend as Governor of Alaska? How many hours a week did she spend as Chair of National Governor Association of Energy & Policy Board?

Thrilled about the way the "citizen of the world" is leading? Well tell that to the 9.7% unemployed, tell that to the people of the Gulf States who're still waiting for him to "plug the damn hole", while he looks for whose ass to kick, tell that to the people of Honduras, tell that the murdered citizens of the "green revolution" in Iran, tell that to Czech Republic and Poland who got stuff when captain cancelled the START missile program, tell that to Israel who is finding out what sitting in a congregation for 20 years while your reverend spew anti-Semitism can do.

Yeah he's doing a marvellous job!

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Tourist: Thank you for an EXCELLENT post!

Posted by: slamming | June 24, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

SDJeff...
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars, but where are you from? Have you lost your Internet connection? Try doing a search on Sarah Palin's bio...she was actually a little more than Mayor of Wasilla..check it out..it's not complicated.

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 24, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

To "Gypsy1 | June 24, 2010 8:49 PM"

I actually live in California (since 2003). If you think $arah Palin will have a positive influence on EITHER races (Boxer v. Fiorina, Whitman v. Brown), please let me know who your dealer is.

Because that's some pretty good stuff you're smoking.

But hey - thanks for the laugh. It's been a long day.

Posted by: goldengateview | June 24, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

ok, sure she briefly worked for Alaska's energy commission before, surprise, QUITTING

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Can't argue with the numbers....

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

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Particularly when you make them up.

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 24, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Jesus Christ, 908 posts. If there's anything I've learned, people LOVE LOVE reading about Sarah Palin and mentioning her name.

It doesn't really matter what her policies are or what exactly she says, she just DRAWS attention. You gotta give her that. That's remarkable.

Posted by: eugene8 | June 24, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

this endorsement talk is pretty ridiculous. Obama's approval rating in MA was around 60% according to exit polls taken on the day the voters elected Scott Brown. They liked Obama as president, they didn't care if he wanted Coakley to be their senator.
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Ok that says Obama is pretty much useless, about as much use as a wet paper-bag! if they like but don't listen to him.
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Meanwhile this poll shows Palin's favorability at 29%, and yet she clearly holds sway over ignorant GOP voters. That just demonstrates that liberals are more adept at thinking for themselves and drawing their own conclusions instead of being told whom to vote for.
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No actually it says we conservatives are independent thinkers and that we don't subscribe to the LSM views. We instead go out and research for ourselves.
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I go back and forth between preferring Palin to be the nominee in 2012 because of the amazing train wreck she would be as a candidate in helping Obama to one of the easiest landslides in history, and hoping she isn't the nominee so that I would hopefully hear less from her than I do now(since the presidential speculation would go away, rendering her inconsequential)
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I think you pretty much answered your own question. they like him but they don't listen to him so how's he going to get them to vote for him?

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

HerneTheHunter...
I like the cut of your jib !!

And agree with all you've posted...
Some of these Leftie rantings are kinda nauseating...nasty folks! Unfortunately, they are also so very un-informed, which is how PrezBo got elected.
Thankfully, there are better people waiting in the wings for 2012..PrezBo has made his mark on history and it's very ugly indeed.

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 24, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

People know trash when they smell it.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | June 24, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Yeah she RESIGNED as chair of AOGC to fight corrupt good ole' boys of the Alaska GOP, who some by the way are in Federal prison right now, some paid record fines after stiffing Alaskans for too long.

But what about barry coming through the chicago corrupt machine, with Daley & co. guess barry is not too big on reform seeing as tried to bribe Romanoff and Sestak!

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Kudos, Greg.

Posted by: snowyphile | June 24, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Gypsy1 I hear you plenty!
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The Lady will not sit down and shut up!

We will not spare this woman because she fights for us!

Strike her down and she'll become more powerful than you ever thought!

Posted by: HerneTheHunter | June 24, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a demagogue of the highest order and a showboat devoid of any real substance.

Nearly everyone outside of the Washington bubble and a few Tea Party people see that very clearly.

She is a very unpleasant specimen.

Posted by: mypitts2 | June 24, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

The chronic barrage of unfounded ethics complaints by Alaskan Democrats and Big Oil representatives did nothing to undermine Sarah.

On the other hand, your behavior has definitely given the anti-Marijuana crowd some new ammunition in its never ending war against weed.

It would appear that relatively unrestricted use of this product leads to widespread mental illness and instability ~ at least to the degree Alaska politics looks more like a Banana Republic sort of thing than democratic self-rule.

Before proceeding much further down the road you people should build more prisons because you will certainly need them.

Posted by: muawiyah | June 24, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse


Sarah is awesome.

Sargent is toxic...and a hack writer Obama hand puppet.

Posted by: JCM-51 | June 24, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey, can we see another "I hate Palin" poll?

Wow, this is great stuff. All the liberals can come on and hate all over Sarah and slander her family, like all good loving liberals do.
And then blame the slander on Palin herself.

Last I checked Palin was not in an elected office, is VERY popular around the country and has influence.

Why is WaPo and other liberal leaning media so anxious to write negative stories and slant polls about her negatively?

When Bush was in office we got daily polls on THE POTUS and his low poll numbers. Despite Obama having sinking polls numbers personally and on a number of issues like leadership, handling the oil spill and national security, the media isn't interested in Obama's poll numbers they want to post Palin's poll numbers.

So again, why? The only answer can be to convince others she is unpopular, breed more hatred of her and continue to try and ruin her chances of a successful run for pres in 2012. While at the same time shielding those who might be influenced by negative stories on Obama.

Clearly, all the daily chatter about Palin, Back, Rush, Hannity only succeeds in making them MORE popular and driving more traffic to their shows and sites. Since there are always a few people, even those liberally inclinded who have an open mind and will listen to what they say with an open mind.

I realize that most of those who post her are here because the Post feeds their liberal need to live in a fish bowl and not be bothered with differences of opinion.

Posted by: ExLib | June 24, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

"Strike her down and she'll become more powerful than you ever thought!"

So now we're comparing Sarah Palin to Obi Wan Kenobi?

And Herne, your response to my previous post was laughably absurd. You used absolutely no logic to discredit anything I said. It was simply of the "I know you are but what am I?" variety. And since when is it the job of the US President to select Senators for other voters in other states? If Obama endorsed a candidate I was not planning to vote for, it would not affect my vote in any way, even though I'm glad he won the election and hope he does so in 2012(and before you go predicting doom, just remember you conservatives also predicted he never had a prayer to win in 08 either).

If Palin endorsed a candidate you planned to vote for, would you change your mind and vote as she tells you to? It sounds like you're saying you would, but then you say you do your own research.

"this endorsement talk is pretty ridiculous. Obama's approval rating in MA was around 60% according to exit polls taken on the day the voters elected Scott Brown. They liked Obama as president, they didn't care if he wanted Coakley to be their senator.
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Ok that says Obama is pretty much useless, about as much use as a wet paper-bag! if they like but don't listen to him.
...........................................

Meanwhile this poll shows Palin's favorability at 29%, and yet she clearly holds sway over ignorant GOP voters. That just demonstrates that liberals are more adept at thinking for themselves and drawing their own conclusions instead of being told whom to vote for.
...........................................
No actually it says we conservatives are independent thinkers and that we don't subscribe to the LSM views. We instead go out and research for ourselves.
...........................................

I go back and forth between preferring Palin to be the nominee in 2012 because of the amazing train wreck she would be as a candidate in helping Obama to one of the easiest landslides in history, and hoping she isn't the nominee so that I would hopefully hear less from her than I do now(since the presidential speculation would go away, rendering her inconsequential)
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I think you pretty much answered your own question. they like him but they don't listen to him so how's he going to get them to vote for him?"

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HerneTheHunter

"...Yeah she RESIGNED as chair of AOGC to fight corrupt good ole' boys of the Alaska GOP..."


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She seems to have a hard time keeping her jobs very long (or fails the interview as she did in 2008).

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Posted by: rcc_2000 | June 24, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

"VERY popular around the country and has influence."

So in your mind, 29% approval counts as VERY popular? It's considerable among republicans, I'll give you that, but considering George W Bush used to be your poster child with near unanimous approval among republicans just a few years ago, your current fascination with Sarah Palin isn't saying much.

Posted by: SDJeff | June 24, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Not surprised.

Lon ago I realized the attention the media pays Palin does not correspond to her actual influence. I think many in the media realize his but can't stop talking about her because she is a walking, talking news story; the ups and downs of her life are the stuff of tabloid dreams - she's always feuding with someone, there's always some drama going on in her family, and she's highly unpredictable (i.e. resigning) - not only that, but she's one of the single most polarizing political figures, the people who love her, love her and the people who hate her, hate her. Add her good looks to the mix and you have ratings gold.

Sadly some people confuse ratings gold with actual political significance. There's no way Palin will ever obtain a higher office than she has already obtained and frankly, I don't think she wants to but both she and the media have a vested interest in keeping such speculation alive for as long as possible. As long as people realize that, she's a harmless curiousity - the political world's Lindsey Lohan.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | June 24, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

"Thinking positive all the time is a bore."

Spoken like a true Liberal idiot and America-hater.

Let me ask you Libs something. Why do you stay in America if you hate everything about it and dislike the hard-working, patriotic people who make it function? Wait, don't answer - I already know. It's because you enjoy taking advantage of the First Amendment, so that you can whine and gripe and impugn anybody you want. And it's also because we're the richest country on Earth (at least for now), by virtue of above-mentioned hard-working patriots, and it's easy for you Libs to game the system, tax us to death and live off of our toils.

Free speech and a free ride.... what's not to like?!

Posted by: QuineGeology | June 24, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse
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Are you trolling?

I ask because if I wanted to parody a conservative but offering up a stereotypical post full of cliched talking points, I don't think I could have done much better.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | June 24, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the full complement of Palinistas are right here, right now! Too bad you can't be this united with the rest of us when it comes to holding the banks accountable or - gee- I forgot, you want to apologize to BP and grovel at the feet of the corporate masters of the universe. Its your political philosophy. You are so independent and free thinking that you will do anything Rush or Hannity tell you to do.

Posted by: Nora3 | June 24, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Great job, Greg, in pointing this out.

You couldn't have said it better about the media's obsession with her not matching actual public opinion.

Thank you.

Posted by: elscott | June 24, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

The only person lamer than Sarah Palin is the sitting president, Barackus Obamous. To his credit, one of his voices is certainly easier on the ears (the one he uses when he speaks to all the American people), than that weird accent she has.

Posted by: magellan1 | June 24, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Liam Still wrote: "You mean to tell me that not every one believes that a flibbertygibbet, who deserted her post, half way through one term,..."

Didn't Obama resign the job he was elected to before finishing his first term? Biden quit the job he was elected to. Many of Barry's cabinet and advisers quit their elective jobs before their terms were out. Your bigotry and hatred is making you look foolish.

Posted by: groovercg | June 24, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Was this poll taken in the districts where she has endorsed candidates? That would be a better gauge of her influence than polling in liberal districts that would never listen to her or any other reasonable person.

Posted by: groovercg | June 24, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

What I love about this is that Palin supporters are incapable of telling the difference between a primary, which is conducted within one party, and a general election which is contested between two or more parties. This is because they are stupid, so stupid. And it makes me laugh.

Posted by: Potter2 | June 24, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

palin needs to do her patriotic duty and get out there and campaign as much as possible with every tea baggin candidate, every republicon she can find, and make sure that she reminds as many voeters as possible of what the republison party really stands for. She should try to get on as many mainstream television shows as possible, and make sure to take rand paul and angle and haley along with her to help her out with the finer points of republicon philospohy.

Posted by: John1263 | June 24, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

palin was 2 1/2 years into a 3 year term. Of course she stopped even pretending to be governor roughl 18 months after taking that position to go help mclame's failing campaign. So she has roughly 18 months in something like a real job, running a state whose usual biggest problem is deciding how big of a royalty check to send out to the citizens of the state. See - Alaskan's don't pay any taes because the taxes they impose on oil sales, paid for by the rest of us, subsidize the entire state with a whole bunch left over every year. With the federal spigot shut off, and oil sales down because of the bush depressions sara was going to actually have to make a real budget, so she quit instead.

And don't forget - Alaska has a population of about 600,000. That is about the same as Scranton PA.

Posted by: John1263 | June 24, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

You righties quoting rasmussen as if his polls mean anything at all. He is A,WAYS a minimum of 5% fr the conservative, more often closer to 10. ALWAY the outlier from everyone else, and always wrong.

Posted by: John1263 | June 24, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Palin Derangement Syndrome - still alive and well at the WaPo.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | June 25, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

'What I love about this is that Palin supporters are incapable of telling the difference between a primary, which is conducted within one party, and a general election which is contested between two or more parties. This is because they are stupid, so stupid. And it makes me laugh.'

Posted by: Potter2

Wasn't the poll about her influence if she endorsed a candidate in the general election? Or was it restricted to Republican primary elections? It appears you are the stupid one.

Posted by: groovercg | June 25, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

groovercg, don't know if you were one of them, but many Palin supporters on this blog have been pointing out primary winners as evidence of her influence, when of course the larger issue is whether she could influence the general election.

The answer is obviously no. Democrats and independents aren't swayed by her, so she can only serve as a fundraiser or in the republicans' GOTV effort. And the same pretty much is true for Obama and the democrats.

Posted by: SDJeff | June 25, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

What most people seemed to overlook was the important numbers of that poll. It isn't the combined 52 percent. It's that only 8 percent of voters would be "enthusiastic about" a candidate because of Palin's endorsement. 37 percent would be "very uncomfortable" with a candidate if endorsed by Palin.

Her endorsement, if anything, would lose a candidate votes. This is exactly why the govs of NJ and VA didn't want her help.

Posted by: SDJeff | June 25, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

To the liberals!

Your ilk has tried so many tactics, from dismissive to fear-mongering to boob jobs???? It's pretty plain to see she scares the bile out of you - not that it's too hard to do that.

Liberals are desperately trying to convince themselves that Saint Sarah - that's tongue in cheek for all you h8trs (I know that lingo appeals to you) - can't slay the O. I mean she is just a ditz form Alaska, and all her supporters are racist rubes, and she ain't Harvurd edu-ma-cated.

Denial changes nothing. We have come to take back our country. And the funny part? She is doing all this from Facebook!

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | June 25, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

To the liberals!

Your ilk has tried so many tactics, from dismissive to fear-mongering to boob jobs???? It's pretty plain to see she scares the bile out of you - not that it's too hard to do that.

Liberals are desperately trying to convince themselves that Saint Sarah - that's tongue in cheek for all you h8trs (I know that lingo appeals to you) - can't slay the O. I mean she is just a ditz form Alaska, and all her supporters are racist rubes, and she ain't Harvurd edu-ma-cated.

Denial changes nothing. We have come to take back our country. And the funny part? She is doing all this from Facebook!

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | June 25, 2010 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is so hot and erotic! I want to sleep with her. We had seen her nude in her porno films. She certainly looks like a dumb bimbo than the politician. She is more qualify to be a porno actress than to be US president. Sarah is highly dangerously vulnerable to be raped by libidinous politicians, especially for world leaders. If she wins the US presidential nomination of the Republican Party, then Obama will guarantee to win the Presidential election in 2012!

Posted by: oneeye_jeff | June 25, 2010 2:29 AM | Report abuse

The word is Sarah Palin has switched from crunch wraps (Vanity Fair, Levi Johnston) to pita pockets with falafel and a heaping serving of crow.
http://palingates.blogspot.com/2010/06/investigator-tim-petumenos-rules-sarah.html

Posted by: naughtymonkey | June 25, 2010 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Nikki Haley will win her race in South Carolina.

Sharon Angle will, in all likelihood, win her race in Nevada. Rick Perry will be reelected as Governor in Texas. Fiorina will likely upend Boxer in California.

The point is, far from being toxic, in reality, Palin's endorsement will likely help these candidates over the top versus their Democrat opponents.

This is a TOXIC year from Democrats. Sargent doesn't get this. Democrats are being held responsible for poor performance and galactic incompetence in government. As they should be. Cherry picking poll numbers in an effort to try and run Sarah Palin out of politics so Obama can have an easy glide path to reelection will not alter this reality.

Sarah Palin is not the issue in 2012. Democrats abuse, malfeasance, and incompetence in power is the issue in 2010. Period. Ersatz polls that have no meaning relative to that reality will not affect the outcome in November.

Posted by: section9 | June 25, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

"Sharon Angle will, in all likelihood, win her race in Nevada."

LOL sure she will, nutbag. Reid has millions of dollars to spend exposing this freak's fringe-loon positions. She's done.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 25, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Word is that Obama has been on the down low with Al Gore, thus the break up of his 40 year marriage. I mean you can tell that the guy has a serious "addiction" to the Goreical.

The truth is that he's been following a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy aimed at having Barney Frank provide services a Chief of "Staff". You know what I mean.

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | June 25, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

"The truth is that he's been following a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy aimed at having Barney Frank provide services a Chief of "Staff". You know what I mean."

Greg, could you remove this clearly offensive post?

Posted by: drindl | June 25, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I agree. Remove it.

Posted by: groovercg | June 25, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Is there some quote anyone can come up with that proves anyone, anywhere, is actually afraid of Sarah Palin? I keep hearing that line from the Palinistas and the far-right wingers, but I've never heard anyone I know or read say they are afraid of her power, her intellect, her ability to destroy opponents. She's not a fighter -- she didn't even want to stand for re-election, much less finish her term. She's not a thinker -- I can't imagine her speaking to a group of politicans from the other party like President Obama did earlier this year. She's well-scripted, kinda charming, not bad looking, and friendly. I wouldn't mind having her for a neighbor. I just don't see how anyone believes she would be effective at higher office when she doesn't really care for the nuts and bolts of legislating. Call me a lib-tard or a dimmocrat or any other kiddie name, but don't call me afraid of Sarah Palin.

Posted by: barbarian_horde | June 25, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

barbarian said, "-- she didn't even want to stand for re-election, much less finish her term."

Obama didn't finish his first term as senator. Biden didn't finish his term as senator. Several cabinet members and advisers quit the jobs they were elected to in order to serve in the Obama regime. Get a life!

Posted by: groovercg | June 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Come on groovercg, you don't seem like an idiot. Please don't disappoint us.

Unlike all of those other people, Palin simply quit. Not for a better job. She just quit. Big difference. And without precedent. She deserves to be called Quitter Palin.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 25, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

koolkat: "Unlike all of those other people, Palin simply quit. Not for a better job. She just quit. Big difference"

Who are you to decide what is a better job? She didn't just quit. She quit to do something that she wanted to do more, just as Barack and the others did. BTW, at least, unlike Barry, she worked on her job for more than 156 days. Barry was running for president from the time he was elected to do another job. BTW, your statement that it is unprecedented for an elected official to resign before his or her term is out is absurd.

Posted by: groovercg | June 25, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Its so amusing to read the asinine defenses offered by this woman's asinine groupies on this board.

As for her endorsements, they work only in the GOP primaries - or in very safe GOP seats. Case in point, South Carolina where the GOP primary IS the general election and where Nikki Haley was way ahead others in the polls even before Palin showed up. On the other hand, even nut-job McDonnell who won the Gubernatorial in VA told this bimbo NOT to show up in VA or endorse him as he was pretending to run as a moderate, and didn't want Palin to screw up his chances. Ditto Kirk in IL. Fiorina's going to run away from her Palin endorsement in the general election as fast as she can, Rubio in Florida is toast, and the idiot she's endorsed in Alaska who's up against fellow idiot Lisa Murkowski is about as dead as Palin's understanding of geography, economics or raising a child.

Posted by: jaysit | June 26, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

jaysit said: "Case in point, South Carolina where the GOP primary IS the general election and where Nikki Haley was way ahead others in the polls even before Palin showed up."

You are absolutely wrong. Haley was in fourth place before the endorsement by Palin. Why are liberals so nasty?

Posted by: groovercg | June 26, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

orlandovjc:

I take it you are a Palin fan, so I understand your inability to do simple math, and to be delusionaly paranoid about the MSM - even when you are just making stuff up. But here is a refresher:

Palin ran for gov in 2006, so she took office at the beginning of 2007. She served all of 2007 and 2008 and quit 1/2 through 2009 - so 1 + 1 + 1/2 = 2 1/2 ( not 3 1/2)

Posted by: dvaret | June 26, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Since a large percentage of the tea baggers posting here are functionally illiterate, let me explain something.

Having the Shrilla from Wasilla endorse a candidate in the GOP primary is completely different than the general election. You keep touting her numbers as though they mean something.

During the general election...did Scott Brown have her campaign for him in Mass? Did Chris Christie have him campaign for him in NJ? Did Bob McDonnell have him campaign for him in VA? Nope..didn't think so.

How is that endorsement working out for Carly Fiorina in CA?...the latest poll from Rasmussen (who is a Republican shill) is:

Election 2010: California Senate
California Senate: Boxer (D) 48% Fiorina (R) 43%

Keeping dreaming tea baggers....

Posted by: chgochick | June 27, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Why are liberals so nasty?

Posted by: groovercg | June 27, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Obviously somebody told the wingnutosphere about this article, as the Palinbots are out in force in the comments section. Keep 'em coming! For some sick reason I actually *enjoy* reading these impassioned yet boneneaded statements from $arah's intense yet clueless worshippers. You folks are amazing! Just keep propping up your phony idol, and I'll keep laughing.

Posted by: MarkFromOhio | June 30, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Palin endorses Angle? Angle-doesn't beleive in abortion even in cases of rape/incest, wants to privatize SS so Wall Street makes huge fees, and wants to eliminate Medicare, not exactly mainstream! She likes Fiorina, failed in business, huge layoffs & devaluation of stock under her, given golden parachute to leave, then asked to leave as advisor to McCaindue to misstatements! Sarah is showing her mainstream credibility again!!!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | July 1, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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