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Sarah Palin To Attend GOP Fundraiser



Alaska Governor Sarah Palin -- seen here over the weekend in a parade in Auburn, N.Y. -- will attend a fundraising dinner for the Republican House and Senate campaign committees. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to attend the joint House-Senate fundraising dinner tonight, according to sources familiar with her schedule, ending a back and forth between the vice presidential nominee and the two congressional campaign committees that goes back for months.

Palin was initially invited to keynote tonight's gathering, which will benefit the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, as the keynote speaker.

Depending on whom you believe, Palin either accepted and then reneged or never accepted in the first place. Either way, the two congressional committees moved on -- inviting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) to stand in for Palin.

Then came word -- via Politico's Jonathan Martin -- that Palin had been re-invited to the event and asked to speak only to have that invite reneged when concerns were raised that she would overshadow Gingrich.

Palin's appearance is one of several stops she will make while in the nation's capital. "In DC, will meet w AK's Washington office (John Katz) re: natural gas pipeline & readying AK for good movement on huge project for us & U.S.'s," Palin tweeted minutes ago.

She has also taped an interview with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity that is set to run this evening. In excerpts obtained by the Drudge Report Palin says "we told ya so" when asked about the direction President Obama has taken the nation, adding: "If Americans aren't paying attention, unfortunately our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize."

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Notice that jaked never did condemn Scott Roeder's murder of Tiller.

A pretty simple thing to do. He had to duck and dodge pretty hard to avoid it, didn't he?

Posted by: nodebris | June 14, 2009 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Yeah join the fun as Jake gets his ass kicked trying to rebut a steady stream of authentic Palin quotes with spin

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Discussion continued here:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/06/09/by_dan_balz_its_a.html

Anyone who is willing to answer my simple questions is invited.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

So everyone at the fundraiser clustered around Palin hoping to get their "pitchers takin" with her.

They must have a death wish.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

get a life

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Including this post, now, my percentage of the number of posts on the thread is still just 30% and will decline if anyone else posts (although I think the number of column inches from the conservative vs. liberal sides would be a more accurate measurement ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

These guys don't seem to realize how nutty it is to support Palin. Talk about out of touch.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I haven't commented on LOTS of murders this year. That does not mean that I support those murders.

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nodebris is right. For someone who posts several times every hour in every open comment section about his "pro-life" mania, to remain silent about a murder by one of your own is glaring. It's not just another murder in the news like a convenience store robbery, the murder was by someone with the same one-issue mania as your own. Yet you remain silent about it, and now you're dodging with some transparently tangential BS and not fooling anyone.

So I would say that you can't bring yourself to condemn Tiller's murder because you actually approve of it, you would be high-fiving your friends if you had any. But you know better than to come out and say "I'm glad he was killed."

But I think you are. And you may as well go ahead and say it, it wouldn't be any sicker than a lot of the spew you post here.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

You could save a lot of time on these Palin pieces... just write Sarah Palin..

The commenters.. don't really need any[]more information..

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Do you? I certainly don't need any more information about her. She's an idiot. She gets in the news not because she's said anything new, new positions, new proposals, she gets in the news for the same reason as Brad an' Angelina, because she exists.

Sarah Palin is already "fully defined"; she's a far-right Christian fundamentalist nutjob who's been through an exorcism (!), who knowingly bore a retarded child, who smiled at calls from the audience for Obama's assassination, who can't name a single newspaper, who thinks a view of Russia "from an island in Alaska" gives her foreign policy insights.

She's an idiot.

One doesn't need a lot of data about an idiot, the fact of the idiocy explains all the variance.

Get it now? Good.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

And from what I hear on the news, Palin didn't speak at the fundraiser after all. One can only wonder why. Perhaps it was that "stellar" interview with Hannity? The one where Palin discovered we're borrowing money from China?

Or maybe she was getting ready to do some seriously unhinged stunt onstage, calling on GAWT to rain hail and locusts on the blue states or something. Who knows, she's nuts.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Or, Mr. Cillizza could simply type her name and note the she "didn't have the brains to abort a Downs" to represent the left. The personal attacks will flow right from there.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Chris Cilliz...

You could save a lot of time on these Palin pieces... just write Sarah Palin..

The commenters.. don't really need anymore information.. it's sort of like a battle cry for both sides and the middle..

Like I say, why waste the time of adding the text?

Posted by: newbeeboy | June 9, 2009 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Colbert had a great show this evening from Iraq. Conan's show is almost over though. Good night.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 3:27 AM | Report abuse

I haven't commented on LOTS of murders this year. That does not mean that I support those murders. Pointing out that this thread is about Gov. Palin -- did anyone see her there -- does not support murder. Unless I say: "I support Tiller's murder" that does not support murder either. This is beginning to sound like that question: "Have you stopped beating your wife?"

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 3:24 AM | Report abuse

Again, I couldn't care less if you are gone or not. You said "let's vote for people" and I am certainly not running for any office. In case anyone else reading your post thinks that Gov. Palin hasn't already condemned the Tiller murder, let me know and I can get you that link again.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 3:18 AM | Report abuse

Like the way you wait until you think I'm gone, coward.

I said, "there's a Palin *supporter* for you." I don't care about Palin, everyone knows she's a joke. But you, coward, won't discuss Tiller. You, coward, only imply it's ok to kill abortion providers, but are too cowardly to state it. You, coward, hide behind "civility" even while you respond to me.

As I said: There's a Palin SUPPORTER for you.

LOL! For the Record! Anyone Else! Civil Manner!

pwn

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 3:06 AM | Report abuse

LOL!!! As I've pointed out on several threads, Gov. Palin already condemned Tiller's murder -- claiming the opposite hundreds of time doesn't make it so -- if anyone ELSE wants to discuss that, please let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 3:02 AM | Report abuse

There's a Palin supporter for you. Accuse everyone else of being uncivil while you yourself promote the intolerable with gusto.

jaked's only response to the Tiller murder: "Well, you should have thought about those consequences earlier. "

Yes, let's vote for people who think they should be allowed to kill you if you disagree with them.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 2:44 AM | Report abuse

Having responded to many uncivil posts by me today, the record shows that you are more that willing to respond to anything you want and hide behind "civility" when it suits you.

jaked supports the Tiller murder, and won't deny it. In fact, he'll go to ridiculous extremes to avoid denying it.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 2:41 AM | Report abuse

No, the record shows that I am more than willing to answer any questions in a civil manner as long as you return the same common courtesy.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 2:36 AM | Report abuse

Let the record show, jaked is unwilling to condemn the Tiller murder. Or even discuss it.

There's a Palin supporter for you.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 2:26 AM | Report abuse

Oh please. You're in these sections all day whimpering like a lost puppy when nobody answers your "questions." You're so self-centered about this blog sometimes I wonder if you're a transvestite.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 2:16 AM | Report abuse

I dig you, Chris. I understand. I'd lie about my own life too if I had dedicated it to promoting such ignorant and hypocritical meanness. I don't for a minute think jaked has any good faith, however much he sprinkles it with random bits of truth.

But this ill-formed personality has dug his little psychosis into a big hole, and I'm enjoying watching it.

Scott Roeder's murder of Tiller, jaked: be explicit, coward. Is it good? Is it bad? Simple question. How many more words can you spend ducking it?

Silence doesn't convey assent in a court of law, maybe. In an anonymous blog post, it most assuredly does.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 2:14 AM | Report abuse

Please, keep building up your post-count. It helps keep my percentage low.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 2:11 AM | Report abuse

I didn't "complain" about anything. I simply pointed out the facts. In the law, silence does not convey assent. For instance, if you don't "respond" to the claim that you are a child molester, that doesn't prove the claim.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 2:08 AM | Report abuse

Randall Terry's public statements about Tiller aren't going to get him on anyone's Christmas dinner invitations list. Terry is a real piece of work, seventeen kinds of hypocrite, disowned his kids for various harsh reasons, divorced for a younger, and of course he shows up at clinics waving dead-fetus pr0n.

Back in '93 I remember Joe Scheidler (Michael Savages separated at birth twin) making some ugly noise about "not shedding any tears" for murdered abortion doctors.

These people are seriously sick, and the ones who've made it a one-issue life mission seem to have completely lost all humanity. Ever seen Gary Curran? Must weigh 800 lbs if he's still alive.

But for Jake it's just his troll, like for the other guy it was finance. The essence of the troll is getting attention, not the nominal issue.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 2:06 AM | Report abuse

nodebris: google up the Cheopys / Uncle_Meat flame war. It went on four years. I was Cheopys. The board had the initials FC. U_M was another gooper troll of the Capitalista variety, claimed to be a vastly successful day-trader, one fantastic claim after another, but he spent eighteen hours a day trolling, and latched onto a certain gay programmer in Washington State as his nemesis.

In the end his wife divorced him (he actually HAD a wife when all this started) and he did a couple of spectacular meltdowns when one of his trolls went wild. The peak was a night of discussing the physics of shooting a Honda out of a cannon, a simple misapprehension of the laws of conservation that he could have just conceded. He actually tried to math his way out of it, and, well, it was pretty grim.

I wrote:

I shot and arrow
Into the air
It rose
It stopped
It's still up there

Anyway, I have a lot of experience with these guys, and they are ALL ALIKE. The following are always true of GOP trolls

(1) they lie about everything, their own lives most of all

(2) they post under multiple monikers and reinforce "each other"

(3) they make up their posts first and google up support later (they think nobody but they knows how to use it)

(4) they pretend to be intellectually independent people different from slavishly conformist liberals but never at any moment ever have the smallest difference in any position that the GOP cares about

(5) they lie about everything

(6) they lie about everything

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:58 AM | Report abuse

jaked complains about hijacking a thread. Rich. He complains about being uncivil. Rich. I've never used the phrase "c*ck sucker" jaked: you have.

OK, my question is answered. I didn't ask Palin's opinion. I asked for yours. You don't have the balls to discuss Roeder. You're too afraid to offer your views in something plainer than innuendo or suggestion. Clearly, you are just a yapping hound that cringes when challenged. Surprise!

You brag about your "pro-life" devotion, but you have more to say about your vacation to Vegas than you do about Scott Roeder's murder of Tiller.

You are pinned, coward.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 1:57 AM | Report abuse

nodebris:

I couldn't care less what it "sounds like" to you. You are in no position to demand answers when you won't even offer the same common courtesy in return. As I said, I would be happy to discuss the issue with anyone who was up for a civil debate.

To tie this into the thread topic, there was another thread that I posted Gov. Palin's statement on the murder of Tiller AND that Army recruiter.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 1:51 AM | Report abuse

No, I think I'm wasting my time when I argue with him.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 1:46 AM | Report abuse

chrisfox8, I respect you immensely, I agree with you, but in this one specific instance I'm not interested in your opinion. I want to hear if the little yapping hound jaked has the balls to go there.

It's looking like he doesn't. He's just a gassy bag of rank innuendo. Even *he* won't stand up for want he can only imply he believes.

Christ must be very proud of him.

Not.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Of course he isn't up to it! Anytime he posts more than a few lines it's a copy-paste from someone who knows how to write. You're wasting your time.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:40 AM | Report abuse

@NODEBRIS: abortion isn't the issue. getting attenion is what it's all about, and all it's about. Negative attention is just as good as support from a fellow gooper. With a few seconds of idle typing the troll asserts "remote control" over smarter people and has the joy of watching them do his bidding. It's like a lysogenous virus made of a few simple molecules overwhelming an infinitely more advanced eukaryotic cell.

Look how frantic he gets when nobody bites .. but eventually someone does.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:38 AM | Report abuse

No, wait, chrisfox8. I really want to see if jaked, for all his constant droning on, has the nuts to stand up and express himself about the hobby horse he's been riding through these blogs for almost two years now.

He says this is the most important thing on earth to him. Well, here it is: is murder a justifiable response to a legal procedure you disagree with? It's the little yapper's one chance to actually say something more important than mere snark and innuendo. Is he up to it?

I doubt it. He's a coward. I want to see him either slink away whining pathetically or stand up on his hind legs and woof.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 1:37 AM | Report abuse

I really need to wonder why we let Jake screw up discussions here. He couldn't do anything to derail conversations without our cooperation, yet we answer him. He's just as stupid and irritating as zouk but nobody answers zouk, everyone PgUps past every zouk post.

So why does Jake manage to monopolize most threads here? It's actually kind of fun when he gets ignored, watching him post wilder and wilder crap until finally someone takes the bait.

It's not like any of his posts are about anything, he's repetitive and pompous ("For the record," "if anyone wants to .. let me know," "I'm a registered independent," "I'd vote for Palin over Obama"), does the same half-dozen posts over and over, yet he gets responses where the indistinguishably drivelous zouk gets almost none and gives up after a while.

Promises to ignore are a waste of time, though.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:30 AM | Report abuse

Please do go on, jaked. It sounds like you are advocating murder of those with whom you have a political disagreement. Do you care to expand on that?

Or are you just the little yapping coward you appear to be?

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 1:29 AM | Report abuse

Well, you should have thought about those consequences earlier.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 1:27 AM | Report abuse

@nodebris: Tiller's murder essentially takes abortion off the table as a wedge issue. The whole tact has for years been to refer to abortion as murder, to refer to fetuses as children, because as soon as one starts looking at the details the topic instantly becomes eye-glazing.

And stupid. To call the abortion of a 16-cell blastocyst a "murder" is to invite ridicule, which is why the anti-aobrtion-rights crowd couches the argument around late-term abortion with lurid details of dismemberment, using shock because the reality is actually mundane.

The great majority of late-term abortions are medically motivated, to save the mother's life or to terminate a desperately deformed and doomed fetus.

But now with Tiller's murder to call an abortion a murder is just to bring back the memory of an adult, a man with a functioning mind and a long career of helping women, gunned down in his church by a fanatic fundamentalist right-wing nutbar. The creeps will return with synthetic outage at 49 million "murders" versus five dead doctors. But the outage just lost its effectiveness.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Jaked is very proud of announcing how abortion is the single most important thing in the world to him.

And the single most important event in the abortion controversy to happen in years, he won't discuss.

He claims it's because my "uncivil" self is bringing it up. But when I offered a list of his mistakes earlier today, he had no problem responding to me directly, as uncivil as my post was.

He's a coward and despicable. And he knows it. He thinks he's doing a good job hiding it too, which makes him a fool as well.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 1:11 AM | Report abuse

http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/04/george-tiller/?scp=2&sq=judith%20warner&st=cse

"Our understanding of what late abortion is like has been almost entirely shaped in public discourse by the opponents of abortion rights. In recent years, discussions of the issue have been filled with the gory details of so-called partial-birth abortion; the grim miseries that drive some women and girls to end their pregnancies after the first trimester have somehow been elided.

“Late abortion is not a failure of contraception. It’s for medical reasons,” Eleanor Smeal, the president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, who has worked to defend abortion providers like Tiller against harassment and violence since the mid-1980s, told me this week. “We’ve made pregnancy a fairy tale where there are no fetal complications, there’s no cancer, no terrible abuse of girls, no cases where to make a girl go all the way through a pregnancy is to destroy her. These are the realities of the story. That’s what Dr. Tiller worked with — the realities."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Nodebris: JakeD has made a few supercilious remarks about Roeder, despicable wordplay like "if you don't approve of shooting abortion doctors then don't shoot one."

Turns out that Tiller was a noble and decent man, one who took on cases other doctors wouldn't touch. He'd been shot before, came to work in a bulletproof vest.

A nine-year-old girl raped by her father and pregnant, who would have died in childbirth. No doctor in NY would take her case; Tiller did, monitored her recovery with great care, and saved her life.

A woman who discovered late in her pregnancy that her fetus was going to be born very ill, would not live more than a few weeks of surgery and pain, bankrupting its mother. Tiller ended her pregnancy.

Leave it to these one-issue cretins to portray a good man as a murderer just to get some f*cking attention.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 1:04 AM | Report abuse

If anyone else wants to discuss Roeder, let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 1:03 AM | Report abuse

Patti's "charity" (Children's Cancer Center) needs to be investigated, starting tomorrow.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 12:57 AM | Report abuse

jaked blabs own about abortion, but is too big a coward to discuss Scott Roeder.

Because he knows in his heart how vile and despicable his beliefs are.

Innuendo is the best this Iago can muster.

Posted by: nodebris | June 9, 2009 12:54 AM | Report abuse

For Obama to lose re-election would take something more than a continuing recession: it would take a credible GOP candidate to run against him. Unless someone appears out of nowhere like Obama did, there is no such candidate.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone watch Patti Blagojevich tonight? Interesting comments about her husband.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

If we give our word then we need to be true to it and let our friends know where we stand. Our word as a Republican must transcen[d] our political careers even if it means making hard decisions and actually working for the United States of American and its citizens regardless.

==

You're describing the GOP of the 1960s, not of our time. The last eight years did no good for Americans, they served the financial interest of the wealthy, the political interests of people more loyal to Israel than America, and the sadism and egos of two very sick men.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 9, 2009 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Back in the real world, we already know what Obama-Biden did. If the economy doesn't get better, they won't get re-elected.

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

If Mosse and Sqirrel had been elected do you really think they would have done anything different than Bush?

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Given his infantile behavior in the debates as a model, I think McCain's first priority as president would have been to exact revenge on decades worth of slights real an imagined.

First he wouldn't even look at Obama, wouldn't even speak his name. He acted like an ass. Then he stomped around the stage looking petulant and in doing so highlighted his physical infirmity, contrasting sharply with Obama's trim physique and obvious good health, and in no way calling attention to the fact that his awkwardness owed something to his POW days.

A McCain presidency would have been all about McCain, the childish bag of damaged goods, out to get back at everyone. As for dealing with the economic meltdown, he would have had no idea, would have listened to nobody, and would have cut taxes and spending until we had the social safety net of rural India and we fell into a Depression to make the last one look like a picnic. Earmarks, bridge to nowhere, yadda yadda, until finally Palin had him poisoned and within a day found some excuse to use nuclear weapons.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Are these folks able to pull a rabbit out of their hats?

Posted by: opp88 | June 8, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

In other words, 6 people made 67% of the posts on this board, although 55 people in total made posts. the same crowd always screaming at each otherPosted by: news5
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any concluding matters?

Posted by: opp88 | June 8, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

I don't think any of the gooper trolls here know the first thing about Socialism. For them it's just a word.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Afraid of Palin? Whoever wrote that has to be joking. Have you read a single post by one of we liberals hoping she doesn't run? She's repellant, low in intelligence, high in ambition, and of very narrow appeal. Repeat, very narrow appeal. Say it again, VERY NARROW APPEAL. The only people who would vote for her are the same sort who would never vote for a Democrat anyway, but a lot of people would vote for a different Republican would never pull the lever for Palin, it would be too irresponsible a vote, too much a betrayal of civic duty, to put such an idiot into a position of power.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 11:05 PM | Report abuse

jmsmaxwell: If Reagan were still alive and with a whole mind he would still lose. This is 2009, not 1979. Things have changed. Capitalism has lost its luster, international adventurism has lost its luster, arrogance and swagger are now seen as unattractive qualities. Reagan's era was one of profound shallowness, from the music in clubs to the shows on TV, and we are in a more intellectual time. Reagan's avuncular one-liners wouldn't resonate, "small gvernment" wouldn't either. Not after Katrina, not after collapsing brigdes and collapsed banks.

You're just nostalgic for the halcyon days of conservatism, before it was revealed to be just a lot of big talk.

America has limits, and we know that now. We can't do everything, and no amount of will can enable us to tackle jobs that are out of our reach. "Morning in America" would sound like an empty ad slogan (as it did to many of us in 1979).

As for your decrepit party being open to new ideas, that is a generation or more away

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

you know, if a Democrat President had passed on to an incoming administration the collapse of capitalism, and have the nerve to drop back in after 3 months saying we TOLD you they could not snap their fingers and fix our mess.If Mosse and Sqirrel had been elected do you really think they would have done anything different than Bush?

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | June 8, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Chris, you're absolutely right: Politicians oughtn't to Tweet. Sarah Palin is the perfect proof of this. That Tweet of hers that you published is so full of scatological double entendres that only SNL could do it full justice!

More on Gov. Palin: Is she going to do a fund-raiser for the Democrats, too? I'm sure she'd bring in even larger sums!

Posted by: sverigegrabb | June 8, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Luckily, my iPhone has a Spellchecker ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

"up with Regan" = "us with Reagan"?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the GOP leaderships worse nightmare. She is bright, refreshing and speaks her mind. This is totally oposit to those who supported John (Rhino) Mchain.
She could quite possible shake up the Republican party base and get voters out to the polls again. If the Republican party continues to "Go along to get along" with the democrats then the party will continue to spirle down. We need to open our minds and return to the party platform that helped up with Regan. Remember our party platform and conservative values, return to our relegion and take our country back from the liberal godless hords in washington dc. The Jewish, Catholic, Black, Hispaanic voters have backed the telepropter because of the message but there has been no change except they are in worse shape now than before. If we give our word then we need to be true to it and let our friends know where we stand. Our word as a Republican must transcent our political careers even if it means making hard decisions and actually working for the United States of American and its citizens regardless.

Posted by: jmsmaxwell | June 8, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD:

Mary Cheney doesn't count?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

ok, if Palin can actually produce one of these gay friends she has mentioned, then I'll vote for her in the primary.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

news5:

FWIW, I've gone back over the posts, and I note that "frequent poster" tallertapias used 16 out of 17 posts to simply attack me (the 1 remaining post had a link "rebutting" my claim about Obama's Socialism Plan). That reinforces my decision to simply stop responding to posts like that. Again, I appreciate you taking the time to crunch the numbers : )

bsimon1:

Little Diomede Island in Alaska is, in fact, right across from Russian-owned Big Diomede Island in the middle of the Bering Strait off the tip of the Seward Peninsula. So, you can see Russia from Alaska (on a clear day).

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Actor Jon Voight speaks at GOP fundraiser (CNN right now)

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

mikem1:

What about his decision to NOT prosecute CIA agents / doctors who "tortured"?! That's certainly not on the right side of the law, is it? Of course, the safe bet is to always go with the incumbent.

My point about Iran-Contra is that blogs would have exposed someone like Oliver North earlier than any MSM did (like Drudge did with the Lewinsky scandal) had they existed back then. We can never put the lid back on that particular Pandora's Box, good or bad.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

news5:

Thank you for proving that I never post more than 50% of the posts. This is just one thread though -- there are many WaPo threads that I don't post at all -- another useful approach is to break down the number of posts by CONSERVATIVES vs. LIBERALS. If more conservatives posted here, rebutting the fantasy of liberals (I'm sure they think the same about me), then I wouldn't need to post as much.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

mikem1:

We'll see what happens -- my best guess is that Obama does not get re-elected (see "Obama's Economic Vulnerability" thread for full discussion) but I could be wrong -- what I do know is that Reagan never had to deal with thousands of politicals blogs via the Internets (I bet that HuffPo would have BLOWN the lid off Iran-Contra had they been around back then ; )
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I seem to recall Iran Contra was covered pretty much wall-to-wall even without bloggers.

My sincere belief is that conservatives will continue to underestimate President Obama. He's more of a moderate than right-wingers try to portray him as.

Assuming he stays on the right side of the law, I'll predict he'll coast to reelection.

Posted by: mikem1 | June 8, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

A little analysis on who's posting........

JakeD: 70 posts (28%)
chrisfox8: 48 posts (19%)
drindl: 15 posts (6%)
tallertapas311: 17 posts (6%)
broadwayjoe: 5 posts (2%)
DDAWD: 10 posts (4%)


Total posters: 55
Posters with more than 1% of posts ('frequent posters'): 6
Total posts: 243
Total posts by 'frequent posters': 165
Percentage posts by 'frequent posters': 67%

In other words, 6 people made 67% of the posts on this board, although 55 people in total made posts.
Just seems like the same crowd always screaming at each other.....

Posted by: news5 | June 8, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

lchristian:

Please post ONE "hateful" quote I've made about Obama -- do you think that Palin said "hateful" things about Obama too -- once you do that, we can tackle all of those things you tried to label Palin with.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

As opposed to the vitriolic hatred of Obama that you and your ilk have shown?

and as for fear, no, we just think she's a lightweight, a hypocrite, lacking in real character and moral fiber, and just another front-person for the GOP, like all the others with a "narrative."

Posted by: Ichristian | June 8, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

gingerbread2:

Good point!

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

It's not plagiarism if you attribute Gingrich (twice), unlike what Biden did.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

lchristian:

The "real issue" being whether libs are afraid of Palin?! Just read the comments here ranging from fear to down-right hatred. If the libs REALLY thought that she had no chance at being elected, they would do everything they could to support her candidacy, not attack it.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

mikem1:

We'll see what happens -- my best guess is that Obama does not get re-elected (see "Obama's Economic Vulnerability" thread for full discussion) but I could be wrong -- what I do know is that Reagan never had to deal with thousands of politicals blogs via the Internets (I bet that HuffPo would have BLOWN the lid off Iran-Contra had they been around back then ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

for my part, I'd have to go with the corruptly obtained mansion. but that's just me.

next question?

(and I note you don't tackle the real issue.)

Posted by: Ichristian | June 8, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

It may be a snark, but one commenter on HuffPo said Miss Heath received a "D" in economics in school. Nuff said. She probably didn't do that well in English either considering she recently had to plagia- er sample Newtron's speech. If your gonna plagiarize, wouldn't you copy Lincoln or Churchill or FDR...or BHO. You have to be real dense to plag-, er sample Newtron's ramblings...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 8, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

lchristian:

Can you guys decide, then, she lives in a trailer park or a mansion corruptly obtained? Which one is it going to be?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

McCain probably could not have won no matter who is chose but clearly Sarah Palin is a lightning rod much like Hillary Clinton on the Dem side. BTW, if I were McCain I would chosen Kay Bailey Hutchinson for VP. The race would have been closer.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | June 8, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

mikem1:

It starts with just one small crack to bring down the largest dam.

Posted by: JakeD
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Remember when they used to call Reagan the "teflon president"? Like Reagan, I'm guessing Obama will have no trouble with things like this...but if this gives you hope for change you can believe in...(now where have i heard that phrase?)

Posted by: mikem1 | June 8, 2009 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Swimming is liberal? I suppose that means fishing must be conservative. Man or woman vs. nature. Not to mention meat for dinner!

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 8, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I think that the present day REPUBLICAN GURUS are very afraid of Sarah Palin, and they will do anything to stop her from speaking any where. Their biggest fear is that she will connect with the people. So, these people will try to silence her any way they can, because she makes sense when she speaks, that's a no no for these GURUS.

Posted by: gingerbread2 | June 8, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

abovetheassault:

And, your point about Palin is ... ?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

“Someone” asked if Democrats were “afraid of a strong woman.” We have far more strong women in our party than the Repubs ever will, and actually moved to ensure women’s rights with the ERA (which the Repubs blocked). So no, we’re not afraid of women, or Palin. It just occurs to many of us that what you call strengths we call weakness—balls vs an inability to work with others and a savage willingness to ride roughshod over anything or anybody in her way; a conservative message vs an ability to understand anyone else’s POV, or rights. And as for the half a million dollar home she lives in (and bills the state of Alaska to work from), it certainly appears that it was corruptly obtained as a quid pro quo for the contract to build the skating rink in Wasilla.

BTW, punctuation in the preceding several centuries (in the English-speaking world) was not standardized (just like metal parts, like nuts and bolts, were not standardized). Both were kinda “hand-crafted to each occasion.” That’s why you see such strange use of capitalization and punctuation back then. Doing so now is a function of either sloppy or quick typing or texting, or as in some cases here, sheer stupidity.

Posted by: Ichristian | June 8, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

On a clear day Russia's visible ?
On cold days (depth of winter) its walkable !

Posted by: abovetheassault | June 8, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, i'm glad you are retired that way you can't screw up anymore more.
And while you go sailing, don't fall off the edge. Wait, a round earth is a liberal conspiracy!!! Just ask Coulter, she knows.

Posted by: sd-mouth | June 8, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

mikem1:

It starts with just one small crack to bring down the largest dam.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

With today's Supreme Court stay, Obama's house of cards is starting to sway and the chickens are coming home to roost. It's appropriate that Sarah Palin has the "I told you so" interview on the same night the cracks started to show in the Obama plan for America.

Posted by: kenpasadena | June 8, 2009 7:20 PM

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LOL. You guys really don't have much to cheer about if this is worth crowing about.

It's going to be a long 8 years for you.

Posted by: mikem1 | June 8, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Honest_Abe:

McCain wouldn't have even gotten 30 million votes had he gone with Lieberman. I know plenty of pro-life Republicans who only voted for McCain because of Palin. They would never have voted for McCain-Lieberman (or any other pro-choice, pro gay rights VP candidate).

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

What Gov. Palin ACTUALLY said was that she reads all the papers they give her to read (in case you aren't aware -- the White House uses a similar news clipping service -- would it shock you to learn that Obama doesn't read entire newspapers too?). Next strawman argument?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

The more this woman sticks her face in the camera the more the GOP sinks.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | June 8, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

appropriate that Sarah Palin has the "I told you so" interview on the same night the cracks started to show in the Obama plan for America.

==

hahahahhah yeah it's God working in Mysterious Ways.

The Chrysler sale will go forward, sorry if you're hoping on millions out of work.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 7:24 PM
_________
I'm sure Fox News's usual 1-2 million audience of Yahoos (in a country of 300 million) will eat up whatever drivel she's selling (probably BHO is a commie).
What gets me is: the rabid fans of this clueless Phalin character are the same ones questioning Sotomayor's intellect. Good grief, she hasn't read a newspaper! And yes, Chrysler will go forward. If it doesn't, you can't blame 44.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 8, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

kenpasadena:

Good luck with these two : )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

And if you are retired, you must have had a miserable life if you spend your golden years in a FIX message board.

What a Life JakeD!!!!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

It's appropriate that Sarah Palin has the "I told you so" interview on the same night the cracks started to show in the Obama plan for America.

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hahahahhah yeah it's God working in Mysterious Ways.

The Chrysler sale will go forward, sorry if you're hoping on millions out of work.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

JakeD recently bought "The Sims: Sailing"

He cant swim because swimming is too liberal!!!!

LIAR!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

kenpasadena:

Thank God!!!

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, FairlingtonBlade. See you around ; )

==

Took all day and hundreds of posts but you FINALLY got a response. Feeling better now?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

sd-mouth:

I'm retired, with plenty of time to waste here (I am going sailing this evening though ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

With today's Supreme Court stay, Obama's house of cards is starting to sway and the chickens are coming home to roost. It's appropriate that Sarah Palin has the "I told you so" interview on the same night the cracks started to show in the Obama plan for America.

Posted by: kenpasadena | June 8, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

I am on the planet (earth). What planet are you on?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't think my fellow Republicans are stupid enough to nominate this women in 2012. If that is true then the situation is hopeless

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I think they are that stupid, and I think their situation is hopeless. Since you recognize it as such, what are you doing still in the GOP?

They're stuck with the Base, too extreme and too angry to reconcile with enough voters to win nationally. That's what sunk McCain and that's what will sink the GOP in 2010, 2012, 2016, and probably 2020 too. Until the GOP cuts the Base adrift and leaves them to vote AIP or Gun Owners, they won't be able to get enough votes to win.

The base wants Sarah because she's so nasty and stupid, just like them. The Base won't vote for a Mormon, won't vote for a reasonable man, they want someone brimming with hate, someone just like them.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

The state of the country is no laughing matter. But, the final joke may be on you Section9. It is your hero, Bush the Lesser that got us here as you described. But deep thinkers like you won't acknowledge that. If Obama's methods don't agree with you at least he is doing something to right the GOP tenure's wrongs. Palin would not have a clue. She, shudder the thought, would be president by now because McCain, if alive, would be in the ICU!!!
If you are a true patriot you would concede that she would deride the reputation of the US of A further down the Bush path. Obama, for whatever you may dislike, has brought us back to where we should be in the eyes of the world.
And JakeD, you need to get a life. Take Drindle with you. You two are a pair of deuces and represent the reason this country was taken to the s*&t house by your heros. Coulter, if she is really a female, is waiting for you.

Posted by: sd-mouth | June 8, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

"WE" JakeD

JAKED is the Paul Blart of the FIX.

"WEVE BEEN TRACKING HER."

HAHAHAHAHAHA

That could be the alltime dumbest thing you have ever said.

Once again proving you have no life, no friends, and think this is some sick chat room for you to make friends.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

Nearly 60 million RESPONSIBLE citizens voted for McCain-Palin -- they can't all be wrong -- better be careful what you wish for, because she could win against Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:59 PM
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In case you missed Colin Powell on MTP towards the end of the campaign, one of the main reasons Mac lost (and he would have lost anyway) was his choice of Mrs. Todd Phalin. As Powell implied it was remarkably bad judgment. No one on the Planet thinks Phalin could be President. She still has yet to identify a single newspaper she reads. She has a 3 year old's knowledge of geography, which is to say--none. And Mac's own campaign said she has no knowledge of any policy debate from the last 10 years. Further Charley James's profile of her totally discredited her as a viable candidate. That said, all of O-Nation is hoping Phalin wins the GOP nomination. You betcha.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 8, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

But, umm, Chris. You seem to be about as prolific a poster as Jake. In truth, folks, I think the 1 on 1 counter-posts are about as serious a slap fest on Laverne & Shirley.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 8, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I don't think my fellow Republicans are stupid enough to nominate this women in 2012. If that is true then the situation is hopeless. My Republican party membership doesn't make me ignore the fact that she is the definition of style over substance.

The grownups in the party will come to their senses.

Posted by: wj03412000 | June 8, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, FairlingtonBlade. See you around ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

@Jake - Busy in the lab today. That and I was following Apple's WWDC keynote. New MacBooks! Anyway... the most interesting news of the day to me was Ginsberg blocking the sale of Chrysler. I agree that the administration is blocking generally accepted bankruptcy law. However, there's a twist. If the government doesn't put the money in, the value of the assets is low. So, the government is deciding to bail out the union pension fund, but not the investors. If the company did go elly bup (thank you, Frantics), the government would be on the hook through the pension guarantee fund. So, if Chrysler were to go bust, the guv would pay the same anyway.

I'm not sure what caused the stupid spat between Palin and the RNC. The Republicans have a rock star in the party (hey, she scared me for a few weeks) and should let her shine.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 8, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

Nearly 60 million RESPONSIBLE citizens voted for McCain-Palin -- they can't all be wrong -- better be careful what you wish for, because she could win against Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is incredibly sexy.

Posted by: hclark1 | June 8, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Unless Phalin is convicted of something, she will be the 2012 GOP nominee. The "base" (great euphemism for what they actually are--ignorant, narrowminded Yahoos) love her and won't accept anyone else. That said, no responsible person with any sense cares about her or her fake weekly dramas.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 8, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

hahahahaha yeah "we" hahahahahah

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

We've been tracking someone posting as "kase" regarding threats to Palin and her family for a long time now:

"Filthy republican bimbo."

Posted by: kase | September 2, 2008 7:49 PM

"Typical crazy christian republican airhead."

Posted by: kase | September 3, 2008 4:18 PM

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Long time ago in Norfolk VA where I lived when I came out I used to go to a gay club called The Cue. Yeah yeah I know, obvious wordplay.

I remember there was one guy (a manager at a department as it turned out, I saw him once), in his 50s, who was there every night. Holding the same place at the bar, facing the same direction, the same look on his face, holding a drink, night after night after night. Never went home with anyone, never tried to, just stood there nursing a drink.

Reminds me of someone here.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Damn Jake, you attacking your friend Kase.

How you gonna make friends being that paranoid.

Get a hold of yourself psycho.

I guess Kase is in the GOP. Too liberal for you!!!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

http://business.theatlantic.com/2009/06/now_that_the_government_owns_general_motors.php

For all you solicist ranters, the above link shows the percent of American companies that the US govt owns...

Yep. they own .05% of american companies

SOCIALISM IS HERE!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!

.05%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

kase:

Is that a threat?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

And we care because...?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 8, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Well I dont remember Congress overturning anything of Obamas, like the bipartisan Alaska legsialture is for you mom Sarah.

She is joke.

SARAH!!!!

See you tomorrow JakeD. Same Fix Place, same FIX jokes, same FIX corner of the internet where you repeat other GOP talking points you didnt think up yourself.

Recharge your iPhone, your posts are getting weak

PS
norryrr:

Are you still around?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey Palin~
See you next Tuesday!

Posted by: kase | June 8, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

""All you can say with confidence is that they're taking a hard look at it, which isn't shocking" he said. "This is just an opportunity to think it through before they allow the irreversible sale to go forward."

Goldstein said he expects the court will decide within a day or two to take up the case or let the bankruptcy court's decision allowing the sale to take effect."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Now, can we get back to the topic: "Sarah Palin to Attend GOP Fundraiser" (Eye on 2012), law1946, sonny2, bsimon1, or even Classic60?

Posted by: JakeD

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Heh heh heh if the GOP wants to remain unfriendly to gays, let them. Even Steve Schmidt, the Rove protegé who ran McCain's campaign, says the GOP needs to back away from that little bit of intolerance. The anathema of homosexuality is ended but for a few southern states and a few gooper dead-enders.

Gays make up 5-10% of the population but tend to be both smarter and higher-paid than average. I'm gay (and an atheist) and I donated the full allowed to Obama's campaign last year. Over two grand. No problem.

SarahPAC donors send in rolls of nickels because they work swing at Woolworth's (urban) or at a Hormel plant (rural).

Alienate away!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

It's quite interesting that no one has defended against the question of Obama's Economic Vulnerability ever since the news broke that the Supreme Court will indeed review the automobile BKs. You guys would much rather attack Sarah Palin. Have we finally turned the corner on Obama's Socialism Plan?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

"pro-life" isn't what our elections pivot on, Jake. It's a tertiary issue.

Given your looming presence in these comment sections, a post every 4-6 minutes for up to eighteen hours at a stretch, it's safe to say that you don't "know" enough people to draw any electoral inferences. The only person you "know" aside from your mom is the Inflato-Girl you bought to keep you company, the one you refer to as your "wife."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD:

Thanks for the heads up : )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Well you live in CA, or you lied, so your a long way from winning national elections JakeD. How do you live with youself surrounded by all those libs.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

I know plenty of pro-life Republicans who only voted for McCain because of Palin. They would never have voted for McCain-Lieberman (or any other pro-choice, pro gay rights VP candidate).

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

norryrr:

Are you still around?


------

There is nothing sadder then a poster looking for friends on a message board. You need to re-evaluate your life.

And in modern election history- Obama won is a blowout!

If Palin gets the nomination, Obama will win bigger than Reagan in 1984.

Yes, I mentioned Reagan. All the GOP posters just splurged in their sweatpants.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

If McCain had chosen Lieberman he would have gotten more votes; not enough to win, but more. Because choosing Lieberman would have been at least a rational choice, if not a good one. His choice of Palin, putting a stupid and nutty fundamentalist Christian a heartbeat away from the presidency, was one in a long series of irresponsible stunts that convinced most people McCain wasn't stable enough to be president.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

""Politically speaking, if I die...I die. I don't care. I won't sit down, I won't shut up!"

Children. Mental children. Idiots. Keep talkin Sarah, we dems love you!

Posted by: drindl "

Funny thing is that's not even a Palin quote. It doesn't even sound like something she would say.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain wouldn't have even gotten 30 million votes had he gone with Lieberman.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

"Anyone out there please, talk to me! Anyone! Please! PLEASE!!!

Posted by JakeD

==

Moms, make sure your kids get plenty of love and orange juice or, well, you see what can happen?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

We don't want Palin to shut up, Jake, we want her to keep talking, keep her face and hair in the news, keep shooting off her mouth and keep repelling thinking people away from the GOP.

She's even sidelined Nixon as the Great Radicalizer. She's the greatest gift the Democrats ever had, and she won't shut up.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

raca1234:

What do you think about the U.S. Supreme Court putting the brakes on Obama's takeover of Chrysler today!!! That was RUTH BADER GINSBERG, so you can't blame that one on the Republicans.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

60 million out of an electorate in the vicinity of 200 million and with a black man on the other ticket? I think we can dismiss that QUITE easily.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, jmsmaxwell. Did you see her latest speech?

"Politically speaking, if I die ... I die. I don't care. I won't sit down, I won't shut up!"

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

As long as we have rubes like Palin and Right Wing Nuts like Gingrich, Limbaugh and O'Riley, complaining that the country is headed in the wrong direction, makes me feel real confident that we are actually doing things to get us headed in the right direction.

Oh, and by the way, the massive collection of problems, scandals and criminal activity in goverment over the past 8 years, lies squarely with these complainers. Their philosophy of governing has proven to be a failure and has almost wrecked our country. Along with Bush & Cheney.

Let them rant and rave so that sane people, will always know whom, not to let into public office.

Posted by: raca1234 | June 8, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

For the record, nearly 60 million citizens voted for McCain-PALIN -- dismiss that at your own risk -- the only Republicans to ever receive more votes than that were Bush-Cheney.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

"Anyone out there please, talk to me! Anyone! Please! PLEASE!!!

Posted by JakeD

==

Moms, make sure your kids get plenty of love and orange juice or, well, you see what can happen?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

There is one major problem with Sarah Palin she is smarter than the GOP rulling cousel. Having watched her in the past election and then using the compltuer to see where she has been in the past political game. I personally would vote for her without a doubt. The business as usual group in the Republican party is why I refused to contribute to John Mchain. Hell he acted more like a democrat than Obama did is it any wonder why we lost? Sarah bought more life to the party in her short time than anyone since Regan did. The problem was Mehain wanted her muzzled so she would not offend his democartic friends. Either the GOP wakes up and realizes that Sarah Palin and others like her are the only hope for our party. We need new blood with fresh ideas and enought moxie to stand up and be counted. Replaying the same old ferterlizer again and again only work for the democrats. Republicans will not support nor vote for those who keep bringing doom and gloom upon us. We neede real conservatives who have the backbone to stand up and make the hard decisions regardless of political fall out at the polls. People will respecte you if you are willing to put American first and not some political career.

Posted by: jmsmaxwell | June 8, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

If you gooper trolls want to pretend that there is anything about Palin to take seriously, you have a LONG row to hoe.

The reason we keep hearing about her isn't because she has a shot, it's because she's a freak.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

norryrr:

Are you still around?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Amazing how fear causes so many libs to lie
about Palin....smell the fear.Be afraid very very afraid

Posted by: norryrr

Mmmmmppphhh!!! Ha Ha Ha!!! oyu think we are afraid of the twittering putz woman?

Posted by: swatkins1 | June 8, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

BTW: norryrr, that was NOT the whole Palin quote about Russia posted (below). Couric cut her answer off with another question: "Have you ever been involved in any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?"

ANSWER: We have trade missions back and forth, we do. It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our State."

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I had a really uh "versatile" weekend.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Chances you IGNORE ChrisFox. ZERO!!!!

He lives here too

==

Not really, on the weekends I go out and have sex with men

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

JakeD. Those people have lives. They have moved on. You sadly, remain here!!!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about your "lists," Jake? You're just a stupid dead-ender living in his mom's basement and pretending to be old and retired. If your mom ever runs out of Valium to chase down with T-bird she's gonna want her PC back and then what will you do? She'll start hounding you to get a job again.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

JakeD.

Chances you IGNORE ChrisFox. ZERO!!!!

He lives here too. You will talk to anyone who talks to you bc you have no friends. These are your friends!!

More lies.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Now, can we get back to the topic: "Sarah Palin to Attend GOP Fundraiser" (Eye on 2012), law1946, sonny2, bsimon1, or even Classic60?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is useful as a naked pinup in a porn magazine. What a sexy little governor!

Posted by: swatkins1 | June 8, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

So much for the lunch break defense the other day JakeD.

Lies make Jesus cry

JAKED: I DONT LIKE JESUS "TOO LIBERAL FOR ME"

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

chrisfox8:

People argue that murderers are BORN that way too -- your "point" is not missed -- you are back on the IGNORE List now.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, you better be able to link to Washington post stories, YOU LIVE HERE

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"Amazing how fear causes so many libs to lie
about Palin....smell the fear.Be afraid very very afraid

Posted by: norryrr"

By the way, I posted the whole Palin quote about Russia. Just search for Couric on this page.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I don't support the GOP (they are too liberal for me). As for 5-10% of the population being homosexual, 5-10% have always been murderers too, so what?

===

hahahahaha the point flew right over the idiot's head with a loud WHOOOSH!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

JakeD's "GOP is too liberal" is almost as predicatble as Zouk making an ACORN/Obama is not a citizen joke.

Everyone should come back exactly this time tomorrow and you will see the same exact posts from them.

They really like repitition!!!!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

king_of_zouk:

GM dealers should file their lawsuit immediately (and include Quo Warranto as well ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Amazing how fear causes so many libs to lie
about Palin....smell the fear.Be afraid very very afraid

Posted by: norryrr | June 8, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Its amazing how easy JakeD gets off his game and defensive when you call him out on what he is.

==

I caught him plagiarizing, posted a link to his source, and he flew off the handle and called me a "cock sucking male prostitute."

Make no mistake, these comment sections are Jake's entire "life"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

JakeD's daily GOP is too liberal for me post!!!!

Didnt see that coming!

SOOOOOOO PREDICATABLE.

Your soooooooooooo coooooooooool.

Too bad the GOP isnt like you, hiding on a message board while everyone else has a life.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Mister Cheney was a "lib"? In whose universe, zuke?

Posted by: mattintx | June 8, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"Gays have been the same 5% of the population throughout history and irrespective of culture. Obviously that means that we are regenerated by something other than genetic lineage, but you're clearly to uneducated to figure that out.

Wait a minute .. are you saying Darwin was wrong? No, wait, don't tell me! You don't beleive in evolution?"

Wel, Darwinism only applies to genetics and as everyone knows, people are only gay by conscious decision. Don't worry. The faggs are safe.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't support the GOP (they are too liberal for me). As for 5-10% of the population being homosexual, 5-10% have always been murderers too, so what?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

so it seems that the mad power grab by the Libs IS unconstitutional.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 8, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

The reason you're not moving to Iran is because you can't afford the airfare.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Its amazing how easy JakeD gets off his game and defensive when you call him out on what he is.

The FIX message board is his life and he will defend anyone who tries to upset his little perfect message board world.

Here, he is big scary poster because he can have multiple windows open to comment on every FIX story. Pretty pathetic. You mom should cut off the internet in your basement.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Face it, if Darwin was right, your kind are screwed.

Posted by: JakeD

==

I'm glad my atheism and homosexuality are so objectionable to me, Jake, you can stew on it all you like but there is not a thing you can say to make me feel shame over either. I rejected "God:" when I was twelve years old and I started going to bed with men when I was 19.

Gays have been the same 5% of the population throughout history and irrespective of culture. Obviously that means that we are regenerated by something other than genetic lineage, but you're clearly to uneducated to figure that out.

Wait a minute .. are you saying Darwin was wrong? No, wait, don't tell me! You don't beleive in evolution?

BWAA HAHHA HHAHA it just keeps getting better. Please keep posting, and make it plain as you can that you support the GOP!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

tallertapas311:

You must have me confused with someone else who posted Obama was from Mars. Have a nice day : )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I am back from lunch -- I never said I only post at lunch -- if anyone else has any questions about any of that, please let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

JakeD- Stuart Taylor has a lot of posts for you to plagerize today.

6 Hour lunch time is over loser!!!

JakeD claimed yesterday that Obama was from Mars and tried to back it up with an article from Glen Beck.

Where is Zouk when you need him.

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

JakeD- the lying, eternally on lunch loser, who is too radical for the GOP bc he is such as badass. Always claims he has a life and only does this on his lunch break, but is yet always here. The Fix is his assignment from Michelle Malkin. This is his bridge and his life.

And claims his mom is dead, when Sarah Palin is still alive.

Keep lying loser!!!!

Posted by: tallertapas311 | June 8, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

norryrr:

He won't answer simple questions.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Yet another lie.

Palin said that being able to see Russia far away in the mists gave her foreign policy credentials. It was a truly idiotic statement, and nothing you trolls can spin will ever change that. Anyone who wants to hear the statement in its full context can easily do so, and the raw idiocy cannot be mitigated

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:06 PM

Show me the quote....Prove it

Posted by: norryrr | June 8, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! Homosexuals, by definition, do not have kids "all" the time. A very small percentage use modern medical advances (or adoption), which could never sustain the production of future generations. Face it, if Darwin was right, your kind are screwed.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, let's add it up.

Gays: 5-10% of the population

Atheists: 15%

Latinos: 15%.

There is some overlap here, of course, but even allowing that there are at least 25% of the voters right there that won't go GOP in any numbers to speak of.

And of course the goopers will hasten to retort "and we don' wan'em neither!"

Which goes a long way to explain why we won't see a Republican president for another generation at least.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Homosexuals have kids all the time, Jake. Are you really as stupid as you try to appear?

If you don't like living in a country where homosexuality is accepted there are plenty of others to move to. You might consider someplace where the Taliban is a force to reckon with, they're your kind of people. The fact that you believe in God should help your application for membership.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

GOP ticket, 2012:

Palin for prez

Theodoric, Barber of York for veep. Campaign slogan: "Leeching is NOT torture!"

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 8, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I am also NOT moving to Iran. Sorry : )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

No, the LITERAL evolutionary dead end would be if every person were homosexual.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I certainly hope our country does EVOLVE into something new, since we spent the last eight years devolving.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

They used to execute homosexual atheists too.

==

If you hate modernity so much, consider moving to Iran. I doubt they would have you though.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"Which only goes to show that humanity has a long history of ignorance, superstition and barbarity."

..which is alive and well in the R party today.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

"They used to execute homosexual atheists too."

Which only goes to show that humanity has a long history of ignorance, superstition and barbarity.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh for pity's sake.

Turn in a resume with capitalization of inappropriate words and your qualifications will never be considered. Your resume will be tossed in the trash unread.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

"emphasis mine. Very explicit. Her proximity to Russia enhances her FP credentials."

Was it in that interview that she claimed Putin flying through AK airspace also gave her FP creds, or was that in the VP debate?

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 8, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

They used to execute homosexual atheists too.

DDAWD:

Her proximity DOES enhance her foreign policy credentials re: Russia more than, say, Jeb Bush in Florida -- I laid out just a few specific examples -- so, I'm not sure what your complaint is.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

You can contribute to Sarah Palin here:

https://secure.donationreport.com/donation.html?key=A39ENEF7IQFZ

If you prefer to contribute to SarahPAC by check, please mail to:

SarahPAC
P.O. Box 7711
Arlington, VA 22207

Paid for by SarahPAC
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee

-------------------------

May as well just burn you money.

Posted by: Classic60 | June 8, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

"Couric: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

Sarah Palin: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and, on our other side, the land-boundary that we have with Canada. It's funny that a comment like that was kinda made to … I don't know, you know … reporters.

Couric: Mocked?

Palin: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

Couric: Well, explain to me why that enhances your foreign-policy credentials.

Palin: WELL, IT CERTAINLY DOES, because our, our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of. And there…"

emphasis mine. Very explicit. Her proximity to Russia enhances her FP credentials.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

What was correct 300 years ago is not considered to be correct today. Usage changes. That's the wingers problem. They don't evolve, they live in the past and cannot cope with the present or future. They are at an evolutionary dead end.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Classic60:

Do you also think that the entire State of Alaska is a "trailer park"?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1:

Of course I know exactly what she said, I'm looking at a transcript right now.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

"There are few true leaders in America anymore. Sarah Palin is one of those few!

Palin/Cheney (Liz) 2012!"

---------------------------------

A true losing team! Go back to the trailer park Sarah baby!

Posted by: Classic60 | June 8, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Random Capitalization:

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. -- Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"Gov. Palin never said: [misquote] If she did, I'm sure someone will easily prove me wrong."


So you don't even know what she did or didn't say?


.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 8, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin - the Anti-Obama."

That's about right. She's the opposite of him. Dum, poorly educated and half illiterate.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"He, would in my Opinion, also make an excellent addition to the National Council for a New America."

what is it with you morons and your random capitalization? have you no idea how to speak english?

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Palin's role as head of the ALASKA National Guard is titular and involves no strategic decision-making. Her statement about seeing Russia "from an island in Alaska" is recorded, and people will be laughing at it, and at her, for generations to come.

In future histories of the United States there will be a chapter on our descent into anti-intellectual southern conservatism and all the damage it did us. Most of the chapter will center around George W. Bush's arrogance, sadism, and unchecked impulsiveness. The McCain campaign will get the last few paragraphs of the chapter, and Palin might get a footnote.

That footnote will probably use her "from an island in Alaska" quote as an illustration to the reader just how stupid our politics became before we elected a gifted scholar and started to climb out of the conservative hole.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

ALASKAN Air National Guard (thanks for that catch ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

P.S. if Tina Fey didn't write that line herself, then it was probably Seth Meyers.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

'Leftists like those who've posted here can make fun of Sarah Palin until their bigoted, mean, hateful, ugly little bodies drop dead"

Here's a hint morons, no one buys the "we ain't scared to death of her, BS".

"Sarah Palin, is the real deal. She is kickin' butt and takin' names. She is the only one who has the cojones to call Obama what he is, a communist Chicago street thug who fooled a bunch of stupid sheeple!

When she introduced Renaldus Magnus's son, Michael in Anchorage a few days ago she ripped Obama to shreds, and added this"

"Politically speaking, if I die...I die. I don't care. I won't sit down, I won't shut up!"

Children. Mental children. Idiots. Keep talkin Sarah, we dems love you!

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

She's head of the what?

Posted by: mattintx | June 8, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

SAINT---The:

I doubt that she would want to be Ambassador to Canada (maybe Tahiti ; )

Keep in mind that Romney ruled out serving as Treasury Secretary even if McCain had won. There's no dishonor in doing something else you felt led to do.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

law1946:

Gov. Palin claimed, correctly, that she is involved in trade missions with other countries (as most U.S. Governors are). She has specific expertise negotiating with the Canadian government on the pipeline deal. She is the head of the Texas Air National Guard, which does in fact maintain a unique position in keeping track of Russia. That's all she was referring to.

Gov. Palin never said: "Being able to see Russia far away in the mists give me foreign policy credentials." She did not claim to be a diplomat. She did not claim to be a general foreign policy expert. She did not even claim to have any more foreign policy experience than most of her fellow-Governors. Neither did Ronald Reagan NOR Bill Clinton.

I hope that answered you questions. If not, please let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin - the Anti-Obama.

Posted by: pgr88 | June 8, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

LOL! These Boards move quick!

So JakeD;

I guess you would claim she could be our Canadian Connection?!

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 8, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin never said: "Being able to see Russia far away in the mists give me foreign policy credentials." If she did, I'm sure someone will easily prove me wrong.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, an endorement from an illiterate who uses TRIPLE negatives. That should go far ....

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

That's all she was referring to.

==

Yet another lie.

Palin said that being able to see Russia far away in the mists gave her foreign policy credentials. It was a truly idiotic statement, and nothing you trolls can spin will ever change that. Anyone who wants to hear the statement in its full context can easily do so, and the raw idiocy cannot be mitigated

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

JakeD-LOL! :-D

I do keep forgetting about Alan Keyes!

He, would in my Opinion, also make an excellent addition to the National Council for a New America.

His Views are very similar to the Mittster's!

Now, for all the Sarah Fans:

Let's assume Mitt Romney and a very qualified Military Man get the 2012 Election (Sorry to burst your Bubbles, but Mitt is DEFINITELY in the Driver's Seat-delivering excellent Speeches and Op-Eds);

WHERE, would Sarah's background and experience be best placed?

In other words: Cabinet Post? Ambassador? Some other Post?

Aside from her good looks, popularity, and charisma;

What is her Strength?

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 8, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Man, why don't these random Palin supporters show up on weekends? Then I can actually play my random Palin supporter drinking game.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

gary4205: your troll needs a lot of work

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

law1946:

Palin claimed, correctly, that as Governor of Alaska she is involved in trade missions with other countries (as most U.S. Governors are). She has specific expertise negotiating with the Canadian government on the pipeline deal. She is the head of the Texas Air National Guard, which does in fact maintain a unique position in keeping track of Russia. That's all she was referring to.

She did not claim to be a diplomat. She did not claim to be a general foreign policy expert. She did not even claim to have any more foreign policy experience than most of her fellow-Governors. Neither was Ronald Reagan OR Bill Clinton.

Contrary to what Tina Fey and other libs tried to paint her as, Palin has not tried to claim that she is anything she's not. That authenticity rings true, and it's why most of the 60 million that voted for McCain-PALIN would vote for her again. Isn't that right, gary4205?

sonny2:

Luckily, for the rest of us, your plant is neither 35 years old nor a "natural born" citizen. Of course, even Obama got elected ...

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

This is the type of comment that really worries me, as a liberal Democrat. The possibility that there are rational people remaining on the other side, who might force the GOP to run a real candidate, makes me believe that they're not truly dead and gone yet.

As a Democrat, I'll be voting Palin/Jindal in your primary in 2012. :)

====

I am a conservative Republican and I would not drive 5 miles to see or hear Sarah Palin. Her on again, off again antics are evidently her style and have been repeated time and time again. America does not need a President that might show up for a State of the Union speech or might not. I will be so glad when her 15 minutes of fame are over.

Posted by: MOinkslinger | June 8, 2009 4:01 PM

Posted by: ahduth | June 8, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

"When McCain got in trouble he lied too."

He didn't seem very comfortable doing it, though. Being a bad liar definitely hurt him.

Posted by: DDAWD

==

Disagree. When an interviewer called him on calling Obama a "terrorist," he quipped right back that the Obama people were saying the same about him. He sounded perfectly at peace saying it, and there wasn't a word of truth to it. McCain lied constantly and didn't seem troubled by it at all.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I've got a forsythia plant on my patio that would make a better President than Sarah Palin.

Posted by: sonny2 | June 8, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Well, on cue all of the liberal trolls are out on a Palin story.

Here's a hint morons, no one buys the "we ain't scared to death of her, BS".

Sarah Palin, is the real deal. She is kickin' butt and takin' names. She is the only one who has the cojones to call Obama what he is, a communist Chicago street thug who fooled a bunch of stupid sheeple!

When she introduced Renaldus Magnus's son, Michael in Anchorage a few days ago she ripped Obama to shreds, and added this"

"Politically speaking, if I die...I die. I don't care. I won't sit down, I won't shut up!"

Incredibly Reaganesque, and more gutsy than anyone that currently resides in the Republican party! And damned sure more gutsy than all of the democrats out there.

I like what Barry Goldwater Jr Said of Palin a few days ago:

"I like her. She's smart, has the right message, and she don't take no crap from no one!"

There are few true leaders in America anymore. Sarah Palin is one of those few!

Palin/Cheney (Liz) 2012!

Posted by: gary4205 | June 8, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

She appeals to a lot more than just the Republican base, or you people wouldn't still be trashing her!

Posted by: MissButterfly

==

I have yet to read any evidence of this. Palin is in the news because of the freak factor, not because she attracts votes. She doesn't. She repels votes.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

JakeD-
Who fed Tina Fey the idea? Tell me it wasn't Palin herself. Come on, say it!

Posted by: law1946 | June 8, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

"When McCain got in trouble he lied too."

He didn't seem very comfortable doing it, though. Being a bad liar definitely hurt him.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Roeder will have a lawyer to defend him, and if he can't afford a lawyer he will get a Public Defender, if not some high-powered lawyer paid for by some prolife group. Under our law even the most reprehensible people are entitled to a defense in court. We liberals understand that, the goopers don't. But that's cause they're stupid.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Leftists like those who've posted here can make fun of Sarah Palin until their bigoted, mean, hateful, ugly little bodies drop dead, but she's confident and unapologetic in her conservatism, just what we need!
She appeals to a lot more than just the Republican base, or you people wouldn't still be trashing her!

Posted by: MissButterfly | June 8, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

"My criteria never match anyone else's. I find makeup repulsive and women with "generous" features more attractive then western standards.

I've seen pictures of Palin that I could recognize as attractive to most straight men, but the makeup would turn me off. Who cares, I have relations with women like once a decade.

But Palin's looks are on borrowed time and judging from that pic above, the time is running out. And what else does she have?"

Palin has always been hit or miss with me. I didn't think she looked good at the RNC when she was first rolled out, but she does look good at others. Perhaps if I were 20 years older, I'd look upon her more favorably. She's definitely attractive for a politician, though. I guess that frame of reference helps her out.

We probably agree on the makeup, but disagree on the generous features issue.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Jake are you autistic? It sure sounds like it.

Palin did say that being able to see Russia "from an island in Alaska" was a seriously foreign policy qualification. That is the truth.

It was Tina Fey who lampooned her by changing it to "from my house." You would imply that Palin made no such idiotic statement, and that is of course another of your lies.

Doesn't it just suck when the truth isn't on your side?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

rpixley220:

What's next, then, forcing lawyers to defend abortionist shooters?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

whocares666:

I "care" and at least some of the 60 million who voted for Palin last time around still "care" what she's doing. Check out the latest thread about politicians on Twitter.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Yes please goopers dump your cigar box of pennies into a bag, wrap it up with lots of Freedom Tape, and send it to SarahPAC.

By all means.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I have to say, Palin does look good in this pic. But who cares. I'd rub one out to her pics before I'd ever think about voting for this moron.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 8, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

@JakeD wrote:
"My wife and I are registered independents, and we would gladly vote for Palin over Obama."
JakeD breeding??? [shudder]

"Just wait until Catholics are FORCED to perform abortion procedures / same-sex marriages or lose their licenses / tax-exemption."
.
Freedom of religion goes both ways, even though the Catholics and their ilk would rather impose theirs on others. I will gladly stand against any attempt to force them to go against their teachings. That's the beauty of a 'free' society, you do as you will, I do as I will, but I'll defend your right to be a self-centered pig.
.
As for performing medical procedures, that I won't stop them from being forced to do so. They new the job when they took it. Or maybe should have figured it out during the 8+ years of schooling to be a doctor. If you don't want to perform abortions, don't become a doctor/nurse. It's really that simple.

Posted by: JakeD

Posted by: rpixley220 | June 8, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

law1946:

That's a strawman argument -- Gov. Palin never asserted that she understood all of Russia because she could see it from her house -- you are thinking of Tina Fey.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

Please, follow your own advice then, and IGNORE me.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

jakeD-
I don't believe Margaret Thatcher ever owned pom-poms. And I believe she was moderately intelligent- at least enough not to assert that she understood all of europe because she could see it from her garden.
Mom and I have gotten on fine all our lives (She's 85 and I'm 63)- and she doesn't like that simpering idiot either.

Posted by: law1946 | June 8, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

jaked: No one cares what her house is worth. Wasilla is the crystal meth capital of Alaska. If that doesn't spell trailer trash to you, then you're even more senile than we suspected.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 8, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

You can contribute to Sarah Palin here:

https://secure.donationreport.com/donation.html?key=A39ENEF7IQFZ

If you prefer to contribute to SarahPAC by check, please mail to:

SarahPAC
P.O. Box 7711
Arlington, VA 22207

Paid for by SarahPAC
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee

Donations are political contributions and not deductible for income tax purposes.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Do you think the basers drop out of school before 6th grade? I mean, they all actually seem only semi-literate. Explains why they beleive what they do, though.

"Better to just ignore that one (he's a homosexual atheist)."

Better to just ignore jaked. he's a 200 year old bigot.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

whocares666:

As DDAWD and chrisfox8 will tell you, she spells it "Sarah Palin".

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

What's funny is that this idiot attending a GOP Fundraiser will help the Democrats raise 10x what the GOPers take in from Palin's appearance.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 8, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

""Wow does she look great in that photo. What a babe. Posted by: RambleOn"
_____________________

Now that's how she got elected in Alaska. Too few woman and too many men. "

Hah!

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/06/palin-paradox-women-more-likely-to-be.html

an article talking about how female politicians are more likely to come out of male dominated districts than female ones.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

lindalovejones- Actually, what probably scuttled the GOP Ticket, was a Combination of McAmnesty trying to suck-up to La-Raza(Who simply NEVER would even THINK about voting RepubliCan anyway!), losing much support from people AGAINST Amnesty!;

and Picking an Un-Qualified Vice President!

Realize, we should be able to Vote for the VP!

In Texas, it is not called the Vice-Governor! Yes the Lieutenant Governor replaces him, but that Job has MORE power, and is voted on by the People!

Sarah's problem, was that she was neither experienced enough on matters of State, the Military;

Or qualified to be the 51Rst SENATOR!

She has a LOT to offer! There are MANY other Jobs in that Executive Branch aside from "Quarterback"!

My only suspicion...

You couldn't have offered me enough to inherit Bushie's legacy!

I really don't thing the Republicans WANTED to win!

Lets paint Nevada RED!

Hasta la Vista Hairy! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 8, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Please keep me informed on the minute to minute activities of Sarah Painin.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 8, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

You're slipping Cillizza. You're supposed to gush about how Palin is so exciting and may bring a new energy to the Republican party.

Right?

Posted by: bigbrother1 | June 8, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

rodlang:

Better to just ignore that one (he's a homosexual atheist).

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Alan Keyes? Now there's a citizen taking his franchise seriously ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

That mouth could be put to way better use than speechifying

Posted by: gbooksdc | June 8, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I see, the entire State of Alaska is one big trailer park. Good to know what you libs really think about the Red States.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Classic60:

Where is this "tailer park" that you imagine she lives at rather than her family home in Wasilla worth at least $500,000 (according to financial disclosure documents)?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

There she is again! Long way from her trailer park.

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You do know whereof you speak. Wasilla is one big trailer court.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

'Sorry Democrats-you've saddled the country with a Con Man.'


It's amazing these idiots can say this stuff after 8 years with bush the carny barker and snake oil salesman.

and did they utter a peep while he was blowing away billion of dollars of surplus straight into the pockets of war profiteers? of course not, because they're all hypocrites.

also why do stupid people capitalize words unnecessarily? I notice the winger trolls do that a lot.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

But Palin's looks are on borrowed time and judging from that pic above, the time is running out. And what else does she have?
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An important job as governor of Alaska. What about you?

Posted by: rodlang | June 8, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

law1946:

Did you feel the same way about Margaret Thatcher, or other strong women in politics? What was your relationship like with your own mother?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

But the average voter is starting to wake the **** up, and that's not good for your "side".

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"there's a-gunna be a BACKLASH!!! You just wait! You'll see!! Just wait!!"

this crap gets old

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

There she is again! Long way from her trailer park.

Posted by: Classic60 | June 8, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Heerman532:

I voted for Alan Keyes. Next question?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"Poor liberals: it turned out that she was right all along about the Used Car Salesman you saddled us with. Posted by: section9 "
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Poor liberals? We couldn't be happier.

And out of all the speeches Palin made trashing Barack Obama, no sooner than Barack was elected President, a journalist asked Palin: "If President Obama asked you to come to Washington to work in his administration, would you be willing to do that?

To which Palin replied: "I'd be honored."

So there you have it, one lying Republican after another. It shows she said a bunch of things she didn't mean in the first place just to try to win an election.

I much more appreciated John McCain who at least was a straight-talker, while it was convenient. When McCain got in trouble he lied too.


Posted by: lindalovejones | June 8, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Piyush will be at the fundraising event. I wonder if the GOP will ask him to give another one of his idiot 'Mr. Rogers' speeches to a national audience?

I miss piyush. I think the GOP should pair him with newt or palin in 2012.

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 8, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

jakeD-
No. I meant what I said. "pitbull" is SP's characterization, not mine. I view her as a pig in lipstick. Slick and fake.

Posted by: law1946 | June 8, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

lindalovejones:

Perhaps you would care to explain how having a baby with Downs syndrome is "baggage" (only re: the mother running for office, of course -- can you say "double standard" -- no one would say that if Todd Palin were running) or not properly vetted?

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

@DDAWD: "Do you find that you're a good judge of the attractiveness of a woman?"

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My criteria never match anyone else's. I find makeup repulsive and women with "generous" features more attractive then western standards.

I've seen pictures of Palin that I could recognize as attractive to most straight men, but the makeup would turn me off. Who cares, I have relations with women like once a decade.

But Palin's looks are on borrowed time and judging from that pic above, the time is running out. And what else does she have?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Gee JakeD;

Did you vote for the magoo/palin ticket in the last election?

If yes, and you can decide three years hence, that you still like palin over President Obama, then you are NOT, de facto, independent, then are you?

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 8, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Uh, Section8, Bad News!

For all the Baiters trying to form some fighting Match between Sarah and Mitt, or Mittster and most other Contenders for the "Popularity" Vote;

There is a Functioning TEAM that INCLUDES: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, John McCain, Jeb Bush, Cornyn, Cantor, Jindal, Bailey-Hutchison, Sessions, Carter...

You know, Folks with CLUES! ;~)

LOL! While Steele and Huckleberry cry "Foul"!

So Nice to see the Newt in the midst of so many NCNA People!

Someone aught to invite him IN! ;~)

Just check those Crosses at the Door!

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 8, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"Wow does she look great in that photo. What a babe. Posted by: RambleOn"
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Now that's how she got elected in Alaska. Too few woman and too many men. Sure, Palin is nice looking woman, but she's an airhead, a bimbo. Yes, she looks great in that photo, and that is the extent of her political knowledge.

I like Sarah Palin, and I hope one day she'll learn how to speak English. I think picking Sarah Palin sank John McCain's chances of becoming president, but I don't blame Sarah Palin. She is who she is.

I do blame McCain because I think he saw Hillary drop out, and Barack addressing stadiums full of people, McCain panicked and picked Palin.

McCain didn't vet Palin properly, and when she did show up, boy were we all given a big surprise. Daughter pregnant, 5 or 6 kids, baby with downs syndrome. Sarah Palin came in with so much baggage of her own she just made McCain look bad because after we got to know Sarah and her troubles we were all wondering why won't this lady stay home and take care of her family.

Posted by: lindalovejones | June 8, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Poor liberals: it turned out that she was right all along about the Used Car Salesman you saddled us with. When Geithner (the tax cheat) claimed that Obama's budget and health care proposals would lead the U.S. towards fiscal discipline, he was greeted with gales of laughter from his Chinese hosts. This morning, one of the governors of the Bank of China said that the U.S. should auction its Treasury Bills in denominations of Chinese Yuan.

While you people are laughing at Palin's statements, the Chinese are finding out that the Used Car Salesman in the White House not only has no clothes, but wants to borrow more of their hard-earned Yuan.

Sorry Democrats-you've saddled the country with a Con Man. It's going to come to a shattering end, because the Chinese aren't going to get taken to the cleaners like, say, the Gay Community and the Antiwar Movement were. They're very close to be done with this two bit phony, and I don't blame them one bit.

Did you REALLY expect them to underwrite 12 trillion dollars in Barack Obama's ambition? Did you? Just so he could get Democrats elected? Were you that clueless?

Go ahead. Keep laughing at Palin. For that matter, keep trying to blame Obama's spending plans for, say , 2017, on George Bush. It's what you're good at. But the average voter is starting to wake the **** up, and that's not good for your "side".

Posted by: section9 | June 8, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

There are people who think ann coulter is attractive too, and I find that baffling. She just looks like a bad transvestite hooker to me..

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Limbaugh's sole function on the planet is to make fringe lunatics like newt and palin appear reasonable.

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 8, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

wasaUFO and Heerman532:

My wife and I are registered Independents, and we would gladly vote for Palin over Obama.

rpixley220:

Just wait until Catholics are FORCED to perform abortion procedures / same-sex marriages or lose their licenses / tax-exemption.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"Wow her face is starting to fall already. By 2012 she won't be a "hot chick" anymore, not that the T&A effect was enough to overcome the great repulsion of her character."

Do you find that you're a good judge of the attractiveness of a woman? I find that I am decent at doing so with men, but I'm always surprised. I had no idea that women found Jake Gyllenhall attractive!

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin isn't news, oh wait a minute, the few people left in the Republican party might perk up at the sound of her name. Maybe her & Limbaugh can share a Big Mac at the fund raiser ... wonders if they'll raise any money ? Maybe Cheney will show up ? Did she take Gingrich's invitation .... OMG, he'd cry like a baby

Posted by: wasaUFO | June 8, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Yes, oh boy, doncha know!

Let's all keep talking about palin!

She is the remaining hope of a fringe party. Every time she talks, thousands of normal people become Democrats and Independents.

Palin is the best tool the Democrats have.

Her doing a fawning interview with Hannity will be worth 100,000 votes for the Democratic Party!

Nobody does FREAKSHOW like Hannity!

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 8, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

"Watching Beltway Liberals heads explode....

The libs are almost as bad as poor Willard "Mittens" Romney. His major accomplishment in June? He drew fifty of the Living Dead to a Chris Christie rally in New Jersey while Palin drew 20,000 in the middle of Hillary Country:

"Jeeves! Draw me a bath! It's THAT WOMAN from Alaska again! I must find time to sulk..."

LOL. Today's republican party base. Moronic. You think we're worried about palin? Au contraire, buddy. We love her. She's gonna sink you in the next election. And you hate Romney, your ONLY even vaguely electable candidate. You are a gift to Dems.

My fellow dems, we aren't even going to have to campaign next time. The Rs are so schismed they won't be able to do anything to help themselves.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

section9: link to these exploding heads? Mostly I see people laughing at the GOP for betting the rent money on Palin and Romney.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Sarah, Sarah, Quite Contrary.....afraid she may affront NEWT, The GinGrintch??? And PattyCakes Hannity did a slobbering over her interview??? What's next, Rush pointing out that she can see the moon from Washington, so she qualifies as an astronaut too??? ...you betcha'

Posted by: benighse | June 8, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

@chrisfox8 wrote:
"Yeah she's so "pro-life" she didn't have the brains to abort a Downs [baby]"
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Hey now, I'm as liberal as the next guy, but lets not play into the pro-lifer's hands. She is perfectly welcome to bring her child into the world. I have no qualms about that. It's her life and I am happy to let her live it as she sees fit.
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It's when she, and the anti-abortionist conservatives, try and tell me how I should run *my* life that the problem occurs. If her life calls her out to be a hypocrite [Bristol], I'm quite happy to point that out too.

Posted by: rpixley220 | June 8, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

law1946:

You mean PITBULL with lipstick.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Gatshanson1

As a former resident of the Auburn area, I can assure you, getting 20,000 bored hicks to turn out to see a pig with lipstick is nothing. Nobody there has ever seen anyone who spends $150,000 on one season's clothing. They simply love a freakshow.

Posted by: law1946 | June 8, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Where's FairlingtonBlade when you need him?!

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Watching Beltway Liberals heads explode....

The libs are almost as bad as poor Willard "Mittens" Romney. His major accomplishment in June? He drew fifty of the Living Dead to a Chris Christie rally in New Jersey while Palin drew 20,000 in the middle of Hillary Country:

"Jeeves! Draw me a bath! It's THAT WOMAN from Alaska again! I must find time to sulk..."

SOMEONE, I don't know WHO, owes Chris Christie money for all those balloons that were wasted on the zombies.

Posted by: section9 | June 8, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

@drindl: he's not getting any attention so he'll just post wilder and wilder idiocy until someone bites, and then the game is on.

Only a complete idiot would think that Palin bested Biden. "Say it ain't so Joe," and "drill baby drill" and that was it. She's the kindergartner's candidate.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Why is she still in the news? GOP should be running from Palin and Joe the Neanderthal. Progressive thinking would be nice from the GOP leadership.

Posted by: aow0526 | June 8, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Yeah she's so "pro-life" she didn't have the brains to abort a Downs, as nine out of ten women do. And she's so considerate of her childrun that she gives them whackadoodle names like "Track"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"Expectations were SO low that when she held her own in the debate vs. Biden, she was perceived as the winner."

by you and other delusional individuals.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Melt:

She could do a lot worse than Reagan!!!

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow does she look great in that photo. What a babe.

Posted by: RambleOn | June 8, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse


'Most of Palin's Hannity interview sounds as though it was "lifted" from old Ronald Reagan speeches."

It is. much of it is verbatim. She also plagerizes gingrich a lot.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I love it when Palin dies this. She is the best friend the Democrats have.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | June 8, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow her face is starting to fall already. By 2012 she won't be a "hot chick" anymore, not that the T&A effect was enough to overcome the great repulsion of her character.

Someone remind me what this harpy is supposed to do for the GOP.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

'Don't expect answers to simple-minded questions either.'

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Diogenes and MOinkslinger:

At least she's unabashedly PRO-LIFE.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Most of Palin's Hannity interview sounds as though it was "lifted" from old Ronald Reagan speeches.

Posted by: Melt | June 8, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

AndreaT1:

MITT Romney (and as DDAWD and chrisfox8 will tell you, she spells her name Sarah ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I know Democrats are pulling for Palin to run in 2012, but aside from that of what use is she? What boggles the mind is the number of far-right wackos who believe she has a chance to win the presidency. She has no redeeming qualities beyond her appeal to those conservatives who are willing to kill the GOP's chances, both in Congress and the White House, in order to maintain its purity of thought. You betcha!

Posted by: Diogenes | June 8, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I am a conservative Republican and I would not drive 5 miles to see or hear Sarah Palin. Her on again, off again antics are evidently her style and have been repeated time and time again. America does not need a President that might show up for a State of the Union speech or might not. I will be so glad when her 15 minutes of fame are over.

Posted by: MOinkslinger | June 8, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

gatshanson1: That's about as many people attend a decent-sized symphony performance.

The point isn't that "Sarah" can draw a crowd. The point is that for every vote she attracts, she repels four who have a chance of voting GOP but absolutely will not as long as the GOP fronts unserious candidates like her.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

ninjagin:

Expectations were SO low that when she held her own in the debate vs. Biden, she was perceived as the winner.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The other posters are right, Sara Palin is not a party builder. Not good news for the GOP. If McCain could not defeat Obama, who do they have that can? As of right now -- no one.

Posted by: AndreaT1 | June 8, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

gatshanson1:

Don't expect answers to simple questions either.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I think it's great that she'll be there. As I've written here many times in the past, I think she's a very compelling character, and an extremely energizing asset to the GOP. Everyone sells her short, and in this may lie her great strength. She's very easy to underestimate.

Now, I'm not in her party, and I would vote against her on any ticket, but I can appreciate what she brings out in republicans, especially those that share her values. Let her help make as much GOP war chest money as possible. I think that's fine.

Posted by: ninjagin | June 8, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Its not possible to respond inteligently to the above remarks obviously ginned up by brain dead democrats bent on continuing their slimy efforts to destroy or descredit the govenor of Alaska and the Republican Party."

you mean, it's not possible for YOU.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin drew over 20,000 people to Auburn NY on Saturday. Name me another political figure, other than 0bama, who can draw that many people to a non-political event 7 months after the election. The entire republican house and senate members together couldn't get that many to show up for them.

Posted by: gatshanson1 | June 8, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

a4853916:

It is better to ignore their illogic.

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Its not possible to respond inteligently to the above remarks obviously ginned up by brain dead democrats bent on continuing their slimy efforts to destroy or descredit the govenor of Alaska and the Republican Party.

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Sarah and the GOP need help discrediting themselves like a fish needs help with swimming. Get real.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Its not possible to respond inteligently to the above remarks obviously ginned up by brain dead democrats bent on continuing their slimy efforts to destroy or descredit the govenor of Alaska and the Republican Party.

Posted by: a4853916 | June 8, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Even scrivener50's speechless.

Posted by: mattintx | June 8, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"Then came word -- via Politico's Jonathan Martin -- that Palin had been re-invited to the event and asked to speak only to have that invite reneged when concerns were raised that she would overshadow Gingrich."

Kind of like Daffy Duck outshining Goofy.

Posted by: drindl | June 8, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

So what does Sarah the Snake Handler bring to the table? Only the same uh people who're going to vote GOP no matter who they run, which doesn't count. She's not going to bring the Vagina Vote (2008 showed that rather decisively), she's not going to bring Independents (the real ones, I mean, the AIP is just one fragment of the Base), she's certainly not going to attract moderates of either party.

And while she has no power to attract, she's a powerful repellant, so extreme, so stupid, so religiously nutty. So please by all means GOP, keep her front and center where she can repel the most voters.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

She's old, very OLD news and like the party she leads (har, har, har) she's sterile. Be gone you old witch before somebody drops a house on you.

Posted by: dem4life1 | June 8, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Man, that girl is a walking soap opera. Does she do ANYTHING without a whole lot of drama?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 8, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Palin said that under Obama "...our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize."

Lord, I hope she's right, 'cause I haven't liked what I've been seeing the past 8 years.

Posted by: soonerthought | June 8, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Excellent. Keep that nitwit front and center to make sure NOBODY outside The Base takes the GOP seriously. The triumph of idiocy.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 8, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

WOO HOO!!!

Posted by: JakeD | June 8, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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