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So portions of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s memoir have leaked, and the juiciest parts so far are those in which she attacks CBS news anchor Katie Couric. Palin, apparently, calls Couric “badgering” and biased, and mentions speculations that the anchor has “low self-esteem.” Couric’s spokesman declined to comment to The Post. Katie, allow me.

If Couric’s interlocution was badgering, then the late Tim Russert was verbally abusive of his guests. You'll recall that the most damaging portions of the interviews came when Couric asked Palin about her dubious claims that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gave her relevant foreign policy experience. During the back-and-forth, Couric drops a series of unsubtle hints about what might be an appropriate response, almost begging the candidate not to mess up. Instead, we got this:

And if there are parts of the interview the rest of us haven’t seen in which Couric was more aggressive, is it the anchor’s fault if Palin couldn’t keep her cool through the rest of it? Apparently, in her book Palin also tries to blame the McCain campaign for encouraging her to do the interviews, telling her that they went well when she knew they had not. What does any of this say about her abilities as a decision maker?

Ever since the election Palin has been seeking to blame others for the campaign’s failure. Other than elements of the McCain campaign, the press has been her favorite whipping boy. We journalists deserve and need criticism. But it was obvious in the watching that Palin flubbed the Couric interview all on her own, and the longer the former governor so publicly nurses an unjustified sense of grievance, the more Americans will have to question how someone with such thin skin could possibly succeed in Washington.

If she’s running for president in 2012, this is yet another mistake. Of course, it’s looking increasingly more plausible that she’s just in it for the money and the fame -- and whatever influence she can wield.

By Stephen Stromberg  | November 13, 2009; 12:23 PM ET
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Palin- the Wonder Bra for our political boobs.

Posted by: PatD1 | November 13, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

in a very real way, you have to be intelligent enough to realize how ignorant you are, or you're just plain too dumb to know.

I don't believe Palin is as stupid as her detractors say, but I am absolutely sure she is nowhere near as intelligent as her admirers claim.

She is average, that's what she is. She is too ignorant to realize how much she doesn't know. At least ignorance can be cured -- if you're smart enough to want to do it.

Posted by: khote14 | November 13, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I think Palin is as laughable as the next guy, but don't you think you should read the book before judging how fair or unfair Palin is to Couric? What kind of journalist writes a comment like this without even waiting to read it for himself?

Posted by: Dan4 | November 13, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Good Lord. I realize this subject practically begs for the rage of the idiots, but I ask that many of you refrain.

I consider Palin an egomaniac, a first class fool and a lot worse, but I can choose not to buy her book. There will be plenty of people who feel otherwise and Palin will get still more exposure, so there's no reason to buy the book out of sympathy for her ignorance.

Just say no to shelling out your money to ignorance. If you feel the need to unload some money in these recessionary times, perhaps you might consider a worthy charity. Saran Palin definitely doesn't qualify.

Posted by: sweetwtrbay1 | November 13, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Why are you surprised?

That's the GOP's response is to any issue they're against.

Lies, deceit and innuendo!

She must have studied under Karl Rove.

Posted by: JackGallagher | November 13, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I think Palin is as laughable as the next guy, but don't you think you should read the book before judging how fair or unfair Palin is to Couric? What kind of journalist writes a comment like this without even waiting to read it for himself?

Posted by: Dan4 | November 13, 2009 1:29 PM
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Pssst! Danny!

Check out the excerpts from the Oprah interview Palin just competed for her book tour.


Posted by: JackGallagher | November 13, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Thousands of copies of her book will be purchased by political action committees and right issue groups and then given out free to members at conferences. That way the book appears on the Best seller list and provides the illusion that anyone cares. Typical Right Wing Conspiracy stuff. They've done it dozens of times for their conservative spokesfolk.

Sarah Palin, the Tonya Harding of Politics.

Posted by: thebobbob | November 13, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I mean where does it end with this troll Palin? Sara, Katie Couric is an intelligent, experienced, educated and wise professional, and you are well, a dimwit in comparison. Katie Couric did not badger you, she asked you questions that left you like a deer in the headlights that you did not know the answers to, and that was all that happened. Then Tina Faye won an Emmy for reminding us all what a clueless dolt you are. Now wander back off to your ice berg and make your day useful. This sad mentally, morally and financially bankrupt woman is like a train wreck, a total disaster from one end to the other, yet we can't seem to look away, that's scary, I guess we are just that bored. Please someone tell her she lost and that no one intelligent or relevant cares what she thinks anymore.

Posted by: Hillary08 | November 13, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey libtards,go change your dippers,
it's going to get much worse for you and
spineless RINOs.

Next week SARAHCUDA TSUNAMI is coming !!!

Posted by: Milan111 | November 13, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Watching that is like watching a cat play with a mouse. Sarah Palin is a mental midget and it shows.

Milan, the only "tard" around here is you. Judging from the content of your post, it's apparent that you are mentally retarded. Did you your mother drop you on your head as an infant? Run along and go read My Pet Goat. That sounds like your speed.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | November 13, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Most people are too politically correct to say what needs to be said (Newt Gingrich included): Sarah Palin isn't very bright.

Posted by: MShake | November 13, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I really just don't know what more can be said about this woman. She blames everyone else for every thing that happens. She couldn't answer basic questions that SHOULD be asked of someone when they are seeking such a high position in Government, so the reporter is to blame. She even goes further to state she was told Katie C has low self esteem!?!?! Has she EVER watched the news or even caught a glimpse of Katie?? Idiot!! She also blames McCain's team and railroading her and keeping her "Bottled Up". WHEN??? All we ever heard was her screach of a voice for MONTHS. I guess we can say she is just another typical person not taking responsibility for his/her own actions. It is a problem in this country, especially with politicians. SARA, take off the blinders and please take a long look at yourself and you will see why most American's do not care for you.

Posted by: dhendrix3 | November 13, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Who Cares? I love the wonder bra comment, just about sizes up the situation.

Posted by: humanbeng | November 13, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Well, well...Sarah Palin wrote a book. Now if she could only read some newspapers. Anyone that would put down their hard earned American dollars for this work of fiction needs a check up from the neck up! Anyone that would buy a book by somebody who couldn's even compete on 'Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?' deserves the nonsense Palin dishes out!!!

Posted by: theonebluerose | November 13, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin, the Tonya Harding of Politics."

Yes! This thought came to me last night. Sarah Palin IS Tonya Harding. Another white-trash train wreck. All we need is the kneecapping and the sex tape. But Carrie Prejean has the latter covered.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | November 13, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Wow! some serious haters posting on here. You guys do realize she is not in politics and therefore has no influence on your lives whatsoever.... why do you all feel the need to beat someone up who is a non player? Seems dumb...

Posted by: epmurphy | November 13, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I just re-read the posts and now I understand that it is all women and gay men posting on here..... the jealousy factor! I take the dumb comment back...

Posted by: epmurphy | November 13, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

"I just re-read the posts and now I understand that it is all women and gay men posting on here..... the jealousy factor! I take the dumb comment back..."

So, epmurphy, which are you? a woman or a gay man?

Posted by: Kieron_McFadyen | November 13, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I was keeping track of the McCain-Palin campaign through the election and Palin was held back. John McCain kept her so bottled up because he was jealous that Palin was so popular when she was appointed to run as VP. If McCain was smart, he would have turned her loose and let her speak her mind. McCain ran a terrible campaign who did not realize Palin could have won him the Presidency if he would have let her get out there. Palin is veyy smart who was unfairly bashed by the media. I would definitely vote for her but I think she would be a better cabinet member becuase she would not have to deal with the media as much and still pass on her great ideas of her policies.

Posted by: kvanname0610 | November 13, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Every time I saw one of those interviews during the campaign I kept expecting Christopher Guest or Sacha Baron Cohen to jump out and tell us it was all part of their latest mocumentary. Hard to take her seriously.

Posted by: zekepeterz | November 13, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"why do you all feel the need to beat someone up who is a non player? Seems dumb..."

Why do you rightwingnuts all feel the need to buy a book allegedly written by someone who is a non-player? Seems dumb...

And why are you bothering to post on a board about a book by a non-player? Seems doubly dumb...

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | November 13, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Why why why couldn't you Libs have chosen Hillary instead of this arrogant boy king.....the Emperor has no clothes....

To all the ugly chics hating on Sarah, remember when you envied the cheerleading squad, how you were not popular because you were fat and covered in zits and had BO and the other kids made fun of you? You would look at the popular girl who was Lead cheerleader and dated the QB and was really cute.....yep that was Sarah Palin and you are still losers....some of you got so depressed you turned into men, like those two dudes on MSNBC, Maddow and Olbermann.....

Posted by: epmurphy | November 13, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Strommy, why don't you just go back to your better stuff--like race hustling on behalf of Michelle Obama, etc. You'll be more comfortable.

Posted by: darncer | November 13, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Palin is utterly incapable of honest introspection. She spends her life blaming everyone else for her problems, setbacks, challenges. That's why she's never able to solve anything.

Posted by: socityej | November 13, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

She plays the usual conservative women victim game. If only Bella Abzug were around to talk her down.

Posted by: MerrillFrank | November 13, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

kvanname0610: Her "great policies"?, you mean "drill baby drill"?
Name a single policy she has proposed.

Tell me one sane reason why anyone should vote for this woman.

Posted by: JRM2 | November 13, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I will put as simple as possible, because I think there are too many Palins at this blog.

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON HER BOOK!!!!!

Was that too hard?

Posted by: BOBSTERII | November 13, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The sad thing about all this is that while all this vitriol about Palin was going on the country elected an absolute disaster of a President. He had absolutely no experience to qualify him for the job of any magnitude, which the media in their amorous state downplayed. The only thing positive is that a year has passed and we only have three years left to go. I hope the country will learn a lesson from this big mistake.

Posted by: tmonahan1 | November 13, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

" I hope the country will learn a lesson from this big mistake.

Posted by: tmonahan1 | November 13, 2009 6:52 PM |"
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Well since Bush destroyed the country first there is no where to go but up since we now have a thoughtful INTELLIGENT man running the country.

Posted by: JRM2 | November 13, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

We do see that epmurphy has self-esteem problems. We can start with a certain lack that probably made showering publicly quite embarrassing for "him".

Sorry little guy......

Posted by: wapoisrightwingrag | November 13, 2009 11:12 PM | Report abuse

By next year she will be posing for Playboy. Really like Bush II she's like a cartoon character Karl Marx made up to prove his points about capitalism, except in her case Karl couldn't have imagined even capitalists could take her seriously. She could run as a third party candidate just to juice the coffers but I expect it will be Playboy instead. Levi can give her tips over the turkey.

Posted by: jonthes | November 14, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

PS EP - to quote a gay woman of note, Sarah Palin is the Oakland of politics - "There's no there there."

Posted by: jonthes | November 14, 2009 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Is this written by another person piqued because there is no index and you actually had to skim through the book to find something to grouse about?

Or is it throwing up cover for your journalist friends who were criticized in her book for their less-than-professional interviewing techniques? That's what friends do, right?

Posted by: annetta3 | November 14, 2009 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Russert was verbally abusive, though much more so pathetic, with the gotcha games. Palin would have grumbled and stormed off the set. Correction: she never would have appeared on MTP, and didn't, even after Russert unintentionally left himself.

Posted by: daphne5 | November 14, 2009 12:46 AM | Report abuse

A brick would make a better President than Palin because it wouldn't make one serious and foolish mistake after another.

Posted by: robertjames1 | November 14, 2009 1:24 AM | Report abuse

It's been observed that the current crop of Republicans can't ever acknowledge that it might be to blame for anything. Palin's book epitomizes, and trivializes, their "it's everyone else's fault" mindset. Her book is the mass-market equivalent of an e-mail you compose and, upon reflection, decide not to send.

Too late now.

The "Wonder Bra" comment is precious. Made me think of how similar another hack, Roseanne Barr, is to Sarah Palin. Is this how Roseanne would have run for President? Which of them would go about it in a less classy way?

Posted by: CuckooRaja | November 14, 2009 4:16 AM | Report abuse

Palin like Carrie Prejean... alotta vagina

Posted by: vulcero | November 14, 2009 4:39 AM | Report abuse

It would be probably accurate to assert that most well-educated people would interpret a Palin's ascension to be equivalent to the mental bankruptcy of a nation. It would be better if she focuses on hunting in order to eat well.

Posted by: farid-f | November 14, 2009 7:16 AM | Report abuse

Victim hood, betrayal, disloyalty, suspicion but now with verbs. How long before I can buy the book?

My suspicion is that grievance is what passes for policy within the GOP right now. My hope is that by 2012 the GOP will either have passed away entirely or will have found more constructive things to talk about.

Posted by: treetoplevel | November 14, 2009 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Maybe you should be writing a lifestyle column - this blog is unoriginal, uninteresting and shows an extreme bias against one individual. This is the second blog I've seen from you that says she's making a mistake if she's running for president in 2012. First, that's YOUR assumption, but if she's not running or doesn't run, will you run a series of retractions for every column you write? Second, she also takes responsibility and acknowledges she gave an incredibly bad interview - please provide full context, not the salacious crap you choose to support your bias.

Posted by: bg392 | November 14, 2009 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Palin is a whiner and a quitter. Moreover, she is pathologically narcissistic. Palin has only herself to blame for looking like a fool during Couric's interview. Couric went out of her way to ask her softball questions. That Palin could not cite a single newspaper/magazine that she allegedly reads ("I read them all") or that she was unable to define the role of VP speaks volumes about her ignorance, stupidity, and sense of self aggrandizement.

Posted by: Gatsby10 | November 14, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

I suspect that Palin is both smart and influential. I enjoyed seeing the movie "This is It" and learned a good deal how a professional show is put together - amazing! I will enjoy reading Rogue for similar reasons - what it is like behind the scenes of a campaign. Anyone in the spotlight gets criticism - perhaps it's jealousy. I respect those who have the skill, intelligence, stamina and talent to even attempt it.

And I really respect those who make it to the top and yet still remember they are in Public Service - they serve at "We the Peoples" pleasure.

Posted by: 2009frank | November 14, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin, the Tonya Harding of Politics."

A least, Tonya Harding could skate competently...

Posted by: Gatsby10 | November 14, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

After the "katie Curic interview", I used to tell my husband jokingly, next thing you know she is going to say "that's why I keep a loaded AK-47 handy in the kitchen counter, so that I can shoot a Russian when he/she crosses 'the narrow maritime border'. Also I wave & keep good relationship with the Canadians-our neighbor to the south, whenever I go out in the yard to water the plants".
Boy! she is a piece of work (it's not a compliment).

Posted by: sarvenk63 | November 14, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

After the "katie Curic interview", I used to tell my husband jokingly, next thing you know she is going to say "that's why I keep a loaded AK-47 handy in the kitchen counter, so that I can shoot a Russian when he/she crosses 'the narrow maritime border'. Also I wave & keep good relationship with the Canadians-our neighbor to the south, whenever I go out in the yard to water the plants".
Boy! she is a piece of work (it's not a compliment).

Posted by: sarvenk63 | November 14, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin and Jesse Ventura have an awful lot in common. They don't share the same political views, but other than that, the similarities are pretty striking. In addition to similar political paths and problems with teenagers and all that, both of them couldn't avoid shooting their mouths off but were incapable of taking any criticism. Both blame the press for their problems. Both are whiners.

Posted by: languor | November 14, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

I was keeping track of the McCain-Palin campaign through the election and Palin was held back. John McCain kept her so bottled up because he was jealous that Palin was so popular when she was appointed to run as VP. If McCain was smart, he would have turned her loose and let her speak her mind. McCain ran a terrible campaign who did not realize Palin could have won him the Presidency if he would have let her get out there. Palin is veyy smart who was unfairly bashed by the media. I would definitely vote for her but I think she would be a better cabinet member becuase she would not have to deal with the media as much and still pass on her great ideas of her policies.

Posted by: kvanname0610 | November 13, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse
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Palin isn't all that scary - it's people like kvanname0610 - if they truly believe what they post - that scare me. It doesn't speak well for the intelligence of people or the standards they set for being qualified to run this country. To think that there are actually people that believe that Palin is "veyy" smart and that she "would be a better cabinet member becuase she would not have to deal with the media as much and still pass on her great ideas of her policies." - that's a whole heck of a lot scarier than Palin herself.

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions | November 14, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Palin is using the traditional conservative playbook: Never admit to a failure, weakness, mistake or even a loss. Develop a menu of enemies that are out to get you--the liberals, the media, the opposing campaign or even members of your own group who may have questionable loyalties or beliefs. And finally, above all, do not shy away from the big lie. Its justified in the conservatives collective mind as just another tactic. Besides, the other side is using the same tactic.

It is just this sort of traditional, whiny, grievance based method of argument that conservatives have gotten so good at. They know they can always count on an overcompensating mainstream media and a squishy, controversy-adverse collection of liberals to get defensive when they use this tactic.

Posted by: jaxas | November 14, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Funny.... Did any of us watch the Pilot for "V" where Anna, the attractive "V" leader, tells the reporter to "Not ask any questions that put us in a negative light"...... Ms. Palin needs to select her interviewers just like Anna does.

Posted by: smileyzjohn | November 14, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is superwoman and it drives liberals crazy. She is a loving mother of five, wife, small business woman, runner, basketball star, hunter & fisher (she knows how to live off the land) , former governor with a 90% approval rate (she eliminated the elitist toys like the governor's jet and chef), she is beautiful inside and out, and inspires people to perform at a higher level.

She is a walking and talking icon of grace and excellence and it scares the crap out of liberals--how could they possibly live up to the standard she sets?

Posted by: deegeetau | November 14, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin has still never appeared on a national news talk show, the forum all other serious political players use to test their mettle and their ideas. If she thinks "news-lite" Katie Couric was "badgering" her, she has no business in national politics. I also wish the McCain campaign had taken the wraps off her, let her go on Meet the Press, etc. Then we could compare her oranges to other politicians' apples. The clearest proof you need that even she knows she's a lightweight is that she's never done it. Couric "badgering" her. Too funny.

Posted by: NomoStew | November 14, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

jaxas: You nailed it. And what's the common denominator in all these tactics and strategies? Utter disregard for truth.

There exists an axis. On the left extreme is "Truth". On the right is "Winning". There's no question where conservative Republicans--in their present incarnation--lie on it. Their problems stem from the fact that they haven't figured out that it is impossible to defeat Truth indefinitely. "Permanent Republican majority", anyone?

Posted by: CuckooRaja | November 14, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is superwoman and it drives liberals crazy. She is a loving mother of five, wife, small business woman, runner, basketball star, hunter & fisher (she knows how to live off the land) , former governor with a 90% approval rate (she eliminated the elitist toys like the governor's jet and chef), she is beautiful inside and out, and inspires people to perform at a higher level.
She is a walking and talking icon of grace and excellence and it scares the crap out of liberals--how could they possibly live up to the standard she sets?

Posted by: deegeetau | November 14, 2009 11:17 AM
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This superwoman handed Obama the presidency when William Buckley and Colin Powell, GOP intelligent men, said she is unqualified for the presidency. The loving mother of five had her children fend for themselves with Bristol not taking the abstinence message too well. This small businesswomen (Prudhoe Bay catch) nearly let a mining operation poison her livelyhood. Making the college team does not make you a star. Hunting wolves from a helicopter is not facing a moose or bear on foot. The former governor left tiring of spending coin defending ethics charges. The road to the bridge to nowhere was built anyway. Laughing at a radio host calling Lydia Green fat shows her inner beauty. Replacing Monahan that would not fire her brotherlaw with a masher that quit with full pay or the one room, one person lawyer made attorney general is not a higher level. Grace is not shown by winking. What is scary is gun toting foaming at the mouth conservatives shooting Pittsburgh policeman because Obama wanted to take his gun away and too many of the same are seen at her rallies. She was excellent in turning NY23 democratic and getting Crist to possibly lose the FL senate.

Posted by: jameschirico | November 14, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

deegeetau: you gotta cut back on the crack, dude.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | November 14, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

emurphy writes:
[[Wow! some serious haters posting on here. You guys do realize she is not in politics and therefore has no influence on your lives whatsoever.... why do you all feel the need to beat someone up who is a non player? Seems dumb...]]
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Yeah, she is in politics and she does have influence. I refer you to her lie about "death panels" and how her lie was spread ad infiitum by the press and believed by countless ignorant people. Her influence, along with others on the far right, got Scozafava knocked out of a congressional race in upstate NY and almost got an unknown carpetbagger elected. She will be doing more of the same in other races in 2010. Mrs. Palin is not a "non player." Sometimes absolutely incompetent and opportunistic people like herself get into positions of influence and power.

Posted by: creatia52 | November 16, 2009 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Palin has the evangelical's unblinking stare, those who have been proselytized by such creatures are familiar with this.
Total self-righteous zealotry, they believe God has chosen them for their mission.

Posted by: RepubliCult | November 16, 2009 3:08 AM | Report abuse

Another GW in pumps. She does not come across as very quick unless winks and sexy moves make your day. She may as well milk it for all it's worth.

The GOP has quarentined Sarah, especially after she endorsed the loser in N.Y. and criticized the golden cow that made her famous last year. Will she ever see that a good politician can not go rogue in her own party, be devisive and expect a nomination?

As for her book, copy writers can polish anyone's run-on sentences and gibberish, but can't erase the misinformation and pouting.

She was probably good at what she did before becoming governor, but at least her celebrity status will carry her to riches, at least until 2012. After that, she will be seen as the wack job from Wasila that enabled the first black man to be elected president.

Posted by: senkosam | November 16, 2009 6:23 AM | Report abuse

Yonkers, New York
16 November 2009

Let's face it: Sarah Palin must be up to her neck in debt, and she has to make a lot of money quickly.

And that probably explains why she had to resign as governor of Alaska, which is aside from the fact that she was facing several investigations. She must feel lucky to have gotten this book deal.

It's really not much use now faulting John McCain for personally picking Sarah Palin his running mate. That's all over.

But it is still solid proof of how ineptly John McCain makes such a big decision as picking a vice presidential candidate, one who is said to be just a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Why, is there anybody in his/her right mind who thinks--as McCain did--that this woman, this Sarah Palin, is really qualified to be Presieent of these United States?

Give me a break!

Mariano Patalinjug

Posted by: MPatalinjug | November 16, 2009 6:25 AM | Report abuse

Frank said:

"I respect those who have
the skill, intelligence,
stamina and talent to
even attempt it."

If you have "stamina" you don't quit half way through your term... and, unless you are delusional (Frank), you don't attribute "stamina" to someone who, like Palin, is a quitter.

Posted by: davidr2 | November 16, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Told You, even when this Napoleonic Princess is Challenged or Questioned, she Believes, she's Beyond Questioning..

She's a Hollow, Floating, Bubble...Period, End of Story.

The Half Term, Mass Media Seeking and Money Hungry Governor

Sarah Palin is Dumber than a Pack of Lorna Dune Cookies...

Wait a Minute, that's an Insult to Cookies that have some Nutritional Value, whereas Sarah Palin has [None]

Forgive me for Slighting Nabisco Corporation and its Lorna Dune Cookies.

Please
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Former Alaska Governor lashed out at the Associated Press Sunday for doing a fact-check on her memoir, "Going Rogue."

"Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released," she wrote on her Facebook page. "They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and afterwards. We've heard 11 writers are engaged in this opposition research, er, "fact checking" research!"

The AP reported that Palin's account often contradicted her record as well as current events. Her depiction of the McCain campaign is also frequently at odds with internal campaign emails.

Posted by: omaarsblade | November 16, 2009 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I find Palins willfull ignorance and sophomoric views of the world to be very distasteful. As David Brooks said, she'd be a good talk show host, but leader of this country? Laughable. We barely survived another "leader" cut from the same cloth in GW Ignoramus, why in the world would we invite another. Again, to quote Brooks..."she's a joke."

Posted by: NotFooledTX | November 16, 2009 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Washington Post: Please Talk about Real Women with Real National and International Experience, such as Former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice and Senator Lisa Murkowski, who should be the Nominees for President and Vice President of the USA...

Opposed to this Hollow, Floating, Bubble, by the name of Sarah Palin, who has No National or International Experience or National Policy Making, whatsoever.

Please Respect the American People as Thinkers and not as Dumb, Hollow and Shallow National Enquirer Tabloid Trash Readers

Posted by: omaarsblade | November 16, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Camile Paglia on Katie Couric:

“And let me take this opportunity to say that of all the innumerable print and broadcast journalists who have interviewed me in the U.S. and abroad since I arrived on the scene nearly 20 years ago, Katie Couric was definitively the stupidest.

As a guest on NBC’s ‘Today’ show during my 1992 book tour, I was astounded by Couric’s small, humorless, agenda-ridden mind, still registered in that pinched, tinny monotone that makes me rush across the room to change stations whenever her banal mini-editorials blare out at 5 p.m. on the CBS radio network. And of course I would never spoil my dinner by tuning into Couric’s TV evening news show. That sallow, wizened, drum-tight, cosmetic mummification look is not an appetite enhancer outside of Manhattan or L.A. There’s many a moose in Alaska with greater charm and pizazz.”

Posted by: pvilso24 | November 16, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

"Opposed to this Hollow, Floating, Bubble, by the name of Sarah Palin, who has No National or International Experience or National Policy Making, whatsoever."

Gee, that could have described Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, unless having lived in The White House, conjuring up imaginary bullets being fired at her and vast right-wing conspiracies counts.

The fact is the left excoriates conservative women, and gives a pass to the "well-qualified" lefties like Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton et al.

Do I want Sarah Palin as president? No. But she is clearly as competent as Foot-in-Mouth Biden.

Posted by: sailhardy | November 16, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is good at playing the part of a politician - a little like Ronald Reagan. Although to Reagan's credit, he did show more substative thought behind his ideology. Sarah Palin, she's a used car salesman in pumps.

Posted by: dontblamemeivoted4gore | November 16, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Palin; the gift to The Democratic Party that just keeps on giving!

Wingnuts, please keep Palin front and center. Please, I'm begging you.

Posted by: Heerman532 | November 16, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

She was in every respect a better more qualified candidate than Obama.Obama has shown no leadership,intelligence or concern for anything but his own political future. Palin had experiance,morality,was anti-corruption not corrupt and wrote her own book. Obama is basically a functioning illiterate who has fooled the American fools.

Posted by: mikem12 | November 16, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

She was in every respect a better more qualified candidate than Obama.Obama has shown no leadership,intelligence or concern for anything but his own political future. Palin had experiance,morality,was anti-corruption not corrupt and wrote her own book. Obama is basically a functioning illiterate who has fooled the American fools.

Posted by: mikem12 | November 16, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

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Serious case of tinfoil-hattery here...

Posted by: Gatsby10 | November 16, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

It really is funny watching the LEFT and their media cohorts tie themselves in knots over this woman.

Posted by: markinblue15 | November 16, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah, Sarah, the gift that keeps on giving. If she didn't already exist in all her obtuse glory, the Democrats would be well advised to invent someone just like her: perky and vacuous.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | November 16, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

In the words of former or whatever Ms California MS Prejean
You are being very inappropriate.

Who really cares. She whines and people love her. She plays the female victim and people love her.

She cannot commit to a job and perform it well. She is weak, and she is preying on weak people like her.

Posted by: kare1 | November 16, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is superwoman and it drives liberals crazy. She is a loving mother of five, wife, small business woman, runner, basketball star, hunter & fisher (she knows how to live off the land) , former governor with a 90% approval rate (she eliminated the elitist toys like the governor's jet and chef), she is beautiful inside and out, and inspires people to perform at a higher level.

She is a walking and talking icon of grace and excellence and it scares the crap out of liberals--how could they possibly live up to the standard she sets?

Posted by: deegeetau | November 14, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse
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Another person copying and pasting from a previous article.

What do you people do - sit around all day copy and pasting what people tell you to say.

So let's debunk a little

1. Loving mother of 5 (yeah, she drags her kids around to publicity hops, drags Bristol out as if she were the Virgin Mary (when in fact mss hypocrisy PALIN HERSELF was pregnant before she got married) then rants when people talk about her kids
2. Lovely husband ( ALSO QUIT HIS JOB)
3. Small Business owner ( A small car-wash now defunct and her husband's fish thing - ALSO NOT WORKING)
4.Star athlete in the 80's (the same era as her hair style)
5. Hunter and fisher - will do her real gooding shooting the moose at the national zoo
6. Elimated corporate jet-- we all know she falsely claimed to sel the jet on E-bay and actually sold it at a major loss
7. Ah the CHEF - she didn't fire her - she kept her on the payroll
8. Beutiful inside and out - DEPENDS on who you are and what you stand for.
She seems to hate alot of people
9. If she inspires a lot of people - to become WHAT _life-long people who leave their jobs after only being at them a short time, CASHING in for the money, WHining that everyoe is the source of her problems


Yeah you keep your ideals of Miss Congeniality - but for President NADA

Posted by: kare1 | November 16, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin....living proof that people who vote Republican are too dumb to realize they are voting against their own best interests.

It will probably take all of a month before the overstock bins are full of deeply discounted Sarah books, worth less than cat box liner.

She couldn't even write her own book, her publisher had to pay a ghostwriter to do it for her. Just like the rest of her...Astroturf.

Posted by: Chagasman | November 16, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

What we have her is the politican attacking the media

How is this any different than Obama's war with Fox?

If Palin is weak what does this tell us about our president?

Posted by: Ravioliman66 | November 16, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
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PALIN: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out...

But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track...

So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing...

But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity...

All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

Posted by: omaarsblade | November 16, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

There's a saying that the left will always tell you who they fear most (politically). If that's true, you guys must be wetting your pants that conservatives may see Palin as the next Reagan--who, if memory serves me correctly, you guys said the same things about 30-years ago--and make her the 45th President of the United States.

Remember... you guys gave us O-bum-a. Given the Trillion Dollar+ defict and record unemployment, how's that Hope and Change workin' out for you so far?

Posted by: kdbakko | November 17, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"Unlike so many of her detractors -- Republicans as well as Democrats -- she didn't go to an Ivy League school. She scrapped and scraped her way through college, like a lot of people do. And she's a woman who juggles a complicated family and a demanding career. This is one of the most important elements of the Palin persona, because it resonates with so many other American women who see their own daily struggles in Palin's."

"...they underestimate her at their own peril."

Eugene Robinson

Posted by: cmiller524 | November 17, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember the e-mail she sent to her family at the birth of her son and she signed it as if God wrote it?!?!?! You conservatives want her for president, someone who either compares herself to God, Jesus, or even Mary. WOW this is amazing, I definitely did not see that coming.

Posted by: cb1315 | November 17, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I was in Texas last week. A republican magazine TV advertisement was selllng her book for $4.95, a savings of I believe $24. That is why she has a top selling book, just like when the other hateful republicans write them. The base buys millions of books, then basically gives them all away, at a tax loss I am sure. When they record the selling numbers, only 1 copy at a time should be considered a purchase, the rest is politics.

Posted by: maryd1 | November 17, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's book promotion saddens me because we are not going to be able to benefit from either Molly Ivins or Ann Richards "analysis" of the sorry state of affairs of the GOP today. The election of the inexperienced and unqualified George W. Bush was our first warning that the GOP and its faithful do not value knowledge, skills and abilities in their political leaders. The rise of the celebrity star from Alaska is merely further evidence of the dumbing down in American politics today. In the 21st century the world wants and needs more than what it is currently getting from the GOP. How sad!

Posted by: Lavinsr4207 | November 17, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

you have convinced me,
women are generally stupid
pieces of breast and vagina,
not worth our time,
thier brains are flawed,
Hillary and those crocodile tears,
Sarah and her bridge to nowhere,
I'm just glad the liberal press
has finally succeeded in bringing
mixed race men into the fold.
I hope someday we might treat all
people with those silly rights,
the ones Thomas Jefferson spoke of.

Posted by: simonsays1 | November 17, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The Blame Game?

I Blame John McCain and his crew for Sarah Palin.

I Suspect George Soros and his crew as the reason for John McCain. I think they needed a "beatable" opponent for Barrak.

Mit Romney, even with his Plastic persona and religious uncertainty, was better than McCain.

Posted by: rexreddy | November 17, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

I can't BELIEVE this know-nothing AIRHEAD twit could have the ignorant audacity to declare that Katie Couric has an "inferiority complex"!! Sarah Palin is too stupid to know that she herslf IS inferior. Why doesn't she TRY to do a good job of her FIRST duty, being a "MOTHER"?? She's another George Bush: stupid, excels at talking gibberish, and a history of failing at everything she attempts!! The only difference is that Sarah Palin doesn't have a billionaire Daddy who can and does BUY her out of all her failures, like georgie boy, so she just has to grin and bear being the FOOL!! Lucky she is too stupid to realize her incompetence.

Sadly, Good looks, a cocky mouth, and endurance do NOT equal intelligence, knowledge, and ability!

Posted by: Maerzie | November 18, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

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