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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is looking to build a national political operation in advance of 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Miller, File)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will resign her office later this month, according to several sources familiar with her decision, freeing her to build a national political team and travel the country in support of an expected 2012 presidential bid.

The first term governor is stepping down "so that she can take the fight for her issues elsewhere," according to a Palin aide.

Palin's decision comes amid polling that showed her losing altitude from the stratospheric heights to which she ascended following her election in 2006 but remained a strong favorite to win reelection.

Some Republican strategists expressed skepticism about Palin's decision.

"I'm not smart enough to see the strategy in this," said John Weaver, a senior party strategist. "Good point guards don't quit and walk off the court."

Ron Bonjean, a Republican consultant, said, "Governor Palin can now run for President
without playing the balancing act of keep Alaskan voters happy. While she has a core following, many Republicans are getting tired of the constant drama that surrounds her
family."

National Democrats also were quick to criticize the move.

"Her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today," said Hari Sevugan, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee.

Palin is the second potential 2012 candidate to decide against reelection. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty chose not to run for a third term last month.

As we wrote recently, the logistics of running for president while the sitting governor of the Last Frontier is nearly impossible.

Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton rejected the idea the move was aimed at 2012. "She is not focused on 2012 -- she is focused on making a difference on the topics she finds so dear: energy independence [and] national security."

By Paul Volpe  |  July 3, 2009; 5:41 PM ET
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I think the Governors salary is not too high and neither is her husbands. I suspect she's going on the speakers circuit to try to make some money.

Posted by: jc1123 | July 6, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party isn't Communist, don't use that word to mean anything but what it's for.

Neither is it Fascist, though it embraces a lot of Fascist ideals, most particularly a belligerent nationalism and a fusion of state and corporate power.

These days the GOP is more about Nuttyism than anything else, a bizarre collection of bad ideas and assorted emotionalisms. I'd say that they're distinguished more than anything else by a reflexive reverence for people with a lot of money and a quasi-religion around free markets, which, as they should have learned by now , don't work.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 6, 2009 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Over three hundred million people in the U.S. and the communist republican party can only come up with Palin? I remember another stupid move very similar to this one was the Pa. governor was the only person available to run homeland security for the G.W. Bush debacle in the White House. It was such a total waste of time and money and was so unorganized that Ridge was looking for a way out as soon as he started the mess. A better name for it would of been the destruction of the federal judicial infrastructure. Less oversight and more criminal activity. leaving the country in a 5 trillion dollar free fall that will take that much just to correct it. The communist Special interest in America doesn't want an intelligent president in the White House or Gore would of been able to claim his rightful victory. If Obama has any brains a large part of the Bush administration will be in a federal prison for the rest of their life.

Posted by: kimkimminni1 | July 6, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

So now it wasn't Palin that lost the election for McCain. It was a prisoner of war and war hero McCain that was the culprit. I'm sure she can find some extra cash from the communist party to start gallivanting all over the country taking advantage of stupidity and claiming to be a hero with no idea how to stop the free fall of the country. A waste of money in progress all for a coo coo to go down in history as a presidential candidate.

Posted by: kimkimminni1 | July 6, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I am not "moderating" these comments. I simply pointed out to someone (as I said "[i]n case you come back"), my question at 7:35 PM was directed to said person.

Posted by: JakeD | July 6, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

In case you come back, my question at 7:35 PM last night was directed to you.

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Quit it. You don't moderate these comments.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 6, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I am at home, and I think the GOP nomination is hers (if she wants it). That being said, I fail to see how anyone stuck commenting here is getting even one minute of fame.

Posted by: JakeD | July 6, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

To Jake D. - Go home, even the Republicans are not stupid enough to run Sarah as their nominee. You are dreaming and have already had more than your 15 minutes of fame.

Posted by: gilbertpb40 | July 6, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I think that she was caught by surprise about the amount of negative attention she saw back in Alaska after five-six months of being in a national campaign bubble. Whether or not you support her, what she needs to further her national ambitions are MORE unscrpited, critical venues not less. She needs give and take from people that are NOT trying to hide her in a corner. She also needs to get out of the country more. She can have more freedom not being governor, but she has to not crawl into a right-wing/talk show bubble for the next 3 years or she will be ill-served in her quest for national prominence.

Posted by: chuck2 | July 6, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

skiloype:

Of course you want her to be the GOP nominee (careful what you wish for though). I am curious, though, how you think the "serious" 2012 contenders can prevent her from running, if that is what she wants to do?

BTW: I am a registered Independent, and I have a serious expectation for my elected officials. Maybe you shouldn't paint with a broad brush.

Posted by: JakeD | July 6, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Popular? Ya, you betcha.... One of the ex-governor's problems is her popularity outside the conservative-wing of the republican party. Exactly. She's loved by a fraction of a regional party; wow! Will the "serious" 2012 republican contenders allow her a voice? Will her involvement in 2012 further dilute the already confused republican message? Just what is her agenda? Doubtless the media will cover her as she gives a rousing speech to an enthusiastic crowd. The catch is that the crowd is a small, small fraction of republican voters and won't include moderates who have a serious expectation for their elected officials. Maybe the republicans expect her to "flame out" and be gone from the national scene before 2012...

I hope that in 2012, she runs in as many primaries and caucuses as she can manage to shoe-horn herself into...

Posted by: skiloypet | July 6, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

maerzie:

In case you come back, my question at 7:35 PM last night was directed to you.

Posted by: JakeD | July 6, 2009 8:35 AM | Report abuse

"Like DDAWD, I expected much more from SHP based on reviews of her governing.'

The reviews of her governing were greatly exaggerated. She did have some accomplishments, but many have been embellished or she has undercut them since. She took office when Alaska was bursting at the seams with money, allowing her to do pretty much as she wanted (she boasted of balancing the budget regularly; but the AK budget relies heavily on returns from investments, rather than taxation, and the value of those investrments were through the roof in 2006 allowing her to go on an unprecedented spending binge and STILL have a surplus to give back a $1200 energy credit). She did pass early ethics reform, but her own ethical issues and circumventing of her own process to try to clear her name undercut those efforts. She did sign a gas line, but it still has yet to be built, and her predecessors got just as far as she has now (not to mention her selling out her supporters like Hickle who she had promised in the campaign to support the All-Alaska pipeline, then went for the Trans-Canadian line). She was bipartisan at first, but much as Texas' real divide pre-2000 was urban v. Rural rather than R v D, alaska's big divide is Urban-Rural-Bush Alaska, so the problems of Republicans, the money situation, and the generla political goodwill created an environment where anything could get done, until she became a partisan operative.

This also misses the larger issue that the AK government is a part-time job...

"What part of her being "a strong favorite to win re-election" are you having trouble understanding?"

Not that strong, although certainly favored. 6 months ago, she was a strong favorite, but Alaskans are getting sick of the drama and the belief that she is shirking her duties as gov in the name of her national ambitions. GOP stalwarts are firmly behind her, but she's aggrevating the center which truly won her the election last time (with, it should be noted, 49% of the vote). Bumper stickers in Anchorage say it best: "Hey Sarah, The Job's in Juneau!"

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 6, 2009 2:36 AM | Report abuse

What part of her being "a strong favorite to win re-election" are you having trouble understanding?

It is certainly wiser to quite while people think you're a winner. That assumes the election next Nov was held now, which it is not. She was on a downhill slope. To understand this Jake, you would have to be able to think and not just repeat what you read. The faux lawyer is announcing he is inane. You must really love yourself because you sure do engender contempt.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 6, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Maybe, just maybe, Palin is resigning for the good of the GOP. She truly is trailer trash from getting pregnant before marriage to raising high school dropouts who get impregnated by other high school dropouts. She has drawn such negative attention, maybe she figures she'll just lay low for a while and the public will forgive and forget. Me, I wish she would hang in there. She like, Mark Sanford is the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: pnapod | July 5, 2009 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Like DDAWD, I expected much more from SHP based on reviews of her governing. I was stunned by her incapacity in the softball interviews last fall - one after another.

George Will spoke her political obituary this morning on Stephanopoulis.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 5, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

What part of her being "a strong favorite to win re-election" are you having trouble understanding?

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The part about you repeating it.

She won't be re-elected, she quit before finishing even one term.

And there you go again with the "from my house" dodge, hoping to get her out of the whole "see Russia" hilarity. Don't you ever stop lying?

She said she can see Russia from an island in Alaska as a "response" to a question about her foreign policy credentials.

It was a completely idiotic answer. Why do you keep lying? Think she's gonna call you, thank you, and offer you sexual favors?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 5, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

What part of her being "a strong favorite to win re-election" are you having trouble understanding?

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

"She is not focused on 2012 -- she is focused on making a difference on the topics she finds so dear: energy independence [and] national security."

B.S.!! The poor thing is "focused" on getting what she has needed from the beginning, since at least high school. ATTENTION!!

Even as a loser, she'll get that attention she is so desperately craves. Didn't this nutcase have a Dad?? How does anyone get THIS hungry?? She can't succeed in Alaska, so she wants to quit, and now she thinks we'll give her a chance to screw up the whole country and the world. The airhead can't even give an understandable speech. She just rambles on and on, trying to sound as if she has a brain.

What a SAD day for the Republican Party~~as if they don't have enough to worry about! However, when THEY won't support her, she's foolhardy and absurd enough to run as an independent. There are ALWAYS some empty-headed whackos, enamored with her flirtations, to support her! She needs the "ATTENTION", and MORE IMPORTANTLY, her "DUDE" needs the "POWER"!!

It's scarey!!

Posted by: Maerzie | July 5, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

EddieV:

Gov. Palin never said that, just like she never said "I can see Russia from my house."

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

God save us from political extremists. I do hope Gov. Palin's resignation results in a bridge to nowhere for her. Oops, sorry Sarah; I guess to critize you means I'm not truly an American in your eyes.

Posted by: EddieV | July 5, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

"A long journey begins with a single step,"

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

If you search on FB groups for Sarah Palin, the top four groups are

"I have more Foreign Policy Experience than Sarah Palin" (226,233 members)


"1,000,000 Strong Against Sarah Palin" (191,694)

"Intelligent Women Against Sarah Palin" (73,502)

"Women Against Sarah Palin" (32,917)

Then coming in at #5,
"Sarah Palin" (821 members)

Posted by: DDAWD | July 5, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

As of this posting, "One Million Strong For Sarah Palin" has 46 members.


Meanwhile, "My Pet Rock Is More Qualified Than Sarah Palin To Be Vice President" has 12,590 members.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 5, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

You don't need to admit anything, Jake, your nonsense about Obama being ineligible for the presidency defines you as a complete kook.

Gator-ron: want a really good laugh? Jake claims to have graduated at the top of his class from Stanford Law. This is part of his troll.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 5, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Gator-ron:

I will admit to no such thing.

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else who wants to join her closest supporters on Facebook: One Million Strong for Sarah Palin.

Posted by: JakeD

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Yeah nothing spells serious political commitment like a mouse-click. Wow. A whole million willing to click a little box. And just think, some of them are old enough to vote. A few, anyway.

Here comes the White House!!

(/sarcasm)

you're completely demented, Jake.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 5, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

mark-in-Austin. The post that you Googled was not the one that I was referring to. It was prior to that time. However if you have humility then I certainly do not wish to insult you. Excuse my jumping to conclusions.

JakeD- Obama legally is the president of the United States and because your comprehension of the law is deficient does not make Obama not legally President. Your statement was Obama will not be inaugurated on Jan 20, 2009. That was based on the opinion of another man's law suit who has no more contact with reality than you do. Obama was inaugurated. If you wish to state that you were wrong because you did not sufficiently understand our legal system we can drop this.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 5, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Bottom line:

The countries with higher educated people do better than those with illiterate ones. Education is a good thing not a bad one. Anyone who believes otherwise ought to move to a country that oppresses their people and doesn't educate them (except forced religion)and live that way.

Posted by: sillygirl2 | July 5, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

And no one is against good parenting, we just want it complimented, as it should be, with a good education.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 5, 2009 5:06 AM | Report abuse

Good Parenting does not guarantee perfect children nor perfect outcomes, but it sure helps, never hurts, because children need the assurance that they are loved and that someone is capable of the discipline and instruction that is needed to understand the complex world we live in, without falling into that trap, as they would have you believe that someone else can rear your children better than yourself. Learning good parenting skills and applying them is just as educational for the parents as for the children. We need more good parenting classes and courses. with the principal, moral and values that all families are born of. Father and mother, Husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Life flourishing the way God created it.

Praise Jesus!!!
Amen!!!

Posted by: boski66 | July 5, 2009 4:52 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else who wants to join her closest supporters on Facebook: One Million Strong for Sarah Palin.

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 3:49 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't know about him. But if you've started to believe your own birth certificate troll then you're ready for the nice men with the butterfly nets.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 5, 2009 3:38 AM | Report abuse

Then so is JRM2, who agreed with me about the Oath of Office.

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 3:16 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama was NOT legally inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD

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you're a nut

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 5, 2009 2:41 AM | Report abuse

Chris Cillizza:

Sorry that Gov. Palin interrupted your four-day weekend.

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 2:21 AM | Report abuse

"I am not mark_in_austin, and Barack Obama was NOT legally inaugurated on January 20, 2009."

Impeach John Roberts NOW!!

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 5, 2009 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Gator-Ron - I thought back and remembered this, which I have googled:

In North Florida there were no lines but all booths were filled when I arrived. Plenty of enthusiasm around the poll. Things will tighten up a bit.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 20, 2008 7:16 PM

Mark, I've been reading the Washington Post long than two years. Ever since I lived in Maryland. So, change your name if you want.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 20, 2008 6:56 PM

MarkinAustin, the problem is that I have been posting here under this ID for two years and the rules prohibit signatures by someone other than the actual author.

However, I assume that you did not intend to appropriate my ID and that you will change yours to reflect that you are not I.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 20, 2008 6:22 PM
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"mnteng" brought the other "MarkInAustin" to my attention. He claimed to be a M.D. He was pretty much a doctrinaire conservative. Finding a post from you directly above my post complaining of his use of my prior-acquired ID was pure serendipity.


Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 5, 2009 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Gator-ron:

I am not mark_in_austin, and Barack Obama was NOT legally inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | July 5, 2009 1:31 AM | Report abuse

ddawd, thanx - I am reading "Alexander Hamilton" by Brookhiser and will have to sign off now. I really am getting into it.

G'night!

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 5, 2009 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Chris - although I hope you were not intending damnation by faint praise.:-)
Gator-Ron, you have me confused with someone else. You could google my posts here and I think you would concede the point.

I have never called anyone here a "lightweight" because I would not see dialogue as being advanced by it. I wondered if I had posted something so inane that you could explain why you chose a personal remark.

I am as capable of the inane as others and have been called on it occasionally. If there was nothing specific and you just do not like the quality of my postings in general, that is OK too. It is just that I would have willingly engaged on a specific, but feel no need to defend my personality or my writing, however pedestrian it may appear.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 5, 2009 1:02 AM | Report abuse

"I conjectured that mark-in -Austin and JakeD were the same person."

Wow, this blows my mind

Posted by: DDAWD | July 5, 2009 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Gator, I can assure you with complete confidence that JakeD and mark_in-austin are two different people. For one thing there is a good 30 point IQ difference between them.

This would be a "wash mouth out with soap" moment, you guys got parenting all mixed up with it ..

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 5, 2009 12:50 AM | Report abuse

During the election cycle you stated that you were not a lawyer but was always interested in the law. Whether you are identity with JakeD or simply share his anti-intellectualism is of no consequence to me. I can understand your taking umbrage at being confused with JakeD, I realize that is quite an insult. But other than that I do not think I called you names, unless of course the insults that were directed at JakeD also came to you.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 5, 2009 12:48 AM | Report abuse

gator-ron posted:

"mark-in-Austin claimed not to be a lawyer when I conjectured that mark-in -Austin and JakeD were the same person."

When and where did all this occur? I seem to have missed it.

I was licensed in 9-67 but I have not been a prosecutor since my first several months in practice. Navy OCS "interrupted".

The WaPo is on EDT, I am on CDT, and San Diego is on PDT. We have four time zones in the lower 48 and the WaPo is three hours different than San Diego.

I do not know what I said to cause you to take personal umbrage and call me names, but if you think it bears discussion I will read and respond politely.

I agree with Kreuz that good parenting does not always lead to healthy children, and the converse is true, too. But I think it is fair to say that good parenting is the single best option for raising healthy children. Abusive and neglectful parenting is the single worst option.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 5, 2009 12:27 AM | Report abuse

boski66, G/d blessed you, you are very fortunate to have had the outcomes you had. We were less austere and had similar outcomes but I have no idea why that was so. I would suggest to that raising your children as a martinet had more to do with her success in the service than it did with their not having youthful pregnancies.

It sounds like you and your husband were very good parents but I think you may be taking credit for something that is just as likely to come from their genes or the grace of G/d, however you see it.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 5, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Is sara pallin malicious, evil or mentally ill s the left suggests, or selfless, thoughtful and creative like the right suggests ? of course not, BUT who would trust this truly bizarre/vain/goofy/flighty/immature/shallow woman with the codes to our nuclear weapons ? (even Lucille Ball was more qualified to be be president- she ran a major hollywood studio/production company with effectiveness) and surely conservatives , liberals and conservatives can all agree we dont want to return to having unstable people in the Oval Office (a la Nixon, Johnson)..can we please just be done with this weird woman and send her on to compete on American Idol ?? If she is so hell bent on "saving this great country" why not run for Congress/senate and prove that she is stable, mature, and has her ego in check first ?

Posted by: jdwhite | July 5, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Is sara pallin malicious, evil or mentally ill s the left suggests, or selfless, thoughtful and creative like the right suggests ? of course not, BUT who would trust this truly bizarre/vain/goofy/flighty/immature/shallow woman with the codes to our nuclear weapons ? (even Lucille Ball was more qualified to be be president- she ran a major hollywood studio/production company with effectiveness) and surely conservatives , liberals and conservatives can all agree we dont want to return to having unstable people in the Oval Office (a la Nixon, Johnson)..can we please just be done with this weird woman and send her on to compete on American Idol ?? If she is so hell bent on "saving this great country" why not run for Congress/senate and prove that she is stable, mature, and has her ego in check first ?

Posted by: jdwhite | July 5, 2009 12:17 AM | Report abuse

"Because of parenting skills and direct love and care we avoided the pitfalls of carelessness."

So Sarah Palin is a bad parent...

Sorry, but that's the logical conclusion of your line of reasoning, proper parenting produces good kids, bad kids are the result of bad parenting. It doesn't always work that way. I'm glad it did for your kids, but there are plenty of exceptions out there, and plenty of kids raised with a very liberal upbringing who turn out just fine. Your argument is a post hoc ergo prompter hoc fallacy. There are too many variables in the individual and thier upbringing to attribute any one thing to how they turn out, comprehensive education is about giving them the knowledge to be human beings and make good, informed decisions, not the right decisions for the wrong reasons or the wrong decisions for not truly knowing any better and a spirit of rebelliousness. It's not because anyone wants to corrupt children.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 5, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

mark-in-Austin claimed not to be a lawyer when I conjectured that mark-in -Austin and JakeD were the same person. Actually it does not matter whether they are twin intellectual light weights or the same narcissistic person.

I don't know if anyone noticed but both JakeD and mark-in-Austin thought there was a three hour time difference when there only is two. Coincidence, I doubt it.

So Mark is the faux prosecutor.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 5, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

boski66, I haven't agreed with everything you've written on this board at all. But we both agree on what parenting is about: spending good quality time with your kids, and plenty of it; knowing their friends; and setting good rules that you stick to. I'm sure your kids are great, the way you described bringing them up.

More parents like you, we need 'em. Good work.

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 11:48 PM | Report abuse

"But to the angry conservatives this would be "sending a message," and for some brain-charred reason it would be better for them to see more young women punished with pregnancy then getting that message."

I don't even consider the sentiment all that unreasonable that making something less taboo might encourage the behavior. However, the evidence strongly contradicts this and that is the maddening part about the puritan standpoint. It requires one to be oblivious to what's going on in the real world.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 4, 2009 11:42 PM | Report abuse

I raised two daughters, they were not permitted to date until they were 16 yrs.old.
As parents, my husband and I brought the girls to the movies with their friends, dropped them off and picked them up. We brought them bowling, fishing, camping and horseback riding, all with their friends if they choose to have them along.We spent quality time, even though we both worked. My daughters were appreciative of the good nature we had as a family, and their friends commented also. We have many pictures of the years that they grew and laughed and loved, also their friends included. So why do you believe that they would go off to have sex, they were not told they would or should, but they did have many good times, just being kid's, with loving and good parents that loved them more than life itself. Now they weren't spoiled they did their chores, A & B students. My oldest daughter went into the army at 17 yrs. and is still in the service at 32. She is married and has two children, never had an abortion, nor S.T.D. S. My younger daughter is also married with a family, and the same for her. Because of parenting skills and direct love and care we avoided the pitfalls of carelessness.

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

The whole conservative approach towards sex education is so disrespectful of children, it blows my mind.

My boys are raised to know about the world they live in, they get warnings of the traps that lie ahead, they don't get conned into thinking that real virtue is easy.

The conservative approach seems to be "just keep your eyes closed, and if you fall in a ditch as a result it's because you are bad."

It's just twisted. Good Lord, our job is to teach our children and be truthful with them. Not pretend and hide and set traps for them. What kind of sick philosophy makes that seem like a good idea?

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

"So, schools are a problem? BTW: curricula are designed to teach kids how to have sex."

Because teenagers will have a tendancy to figure it out on their own otherwise, ask Bristol Palin....

"Is that something you learned when you were a faux law student or did you do a study and statistical analysis to prove this?"

Statistics have showin it time and again. Students who had abstinance only education were less likely to engage in premarital sex, but much more likely to get STDs or have teen pregnancies because when they did, they didn't practice safe sex.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey, here's an idea.

Let's deny teenagers the information they need to make correctly informed decisions. Instead of telling them how to have sex without getting pregnant, let's just expect them to ignore those passions that are seething unsummoned through their loins, and expect them to make sober and rational decisions despite the fact that they're not old enough to have learned the values of sobriety and reason.

Yeah that should work. Works in Texas, right?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 11:23 PM | Report abuse

jaked's take on sex ed is typically conservative, in the current sense of the word, i.e.: knowledge is bad.

You sure wouldn't want anyone knowing the facts of life, now, would you? They might misuse the knowledge. Unlike someone kept in total ignorance, who you can always trust to make the right decision.

Conservatism in a nutshell. Of course they love Palin.

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

"Teaching teens how to use "safe sex" encourages said behavior."
JakeD

Is that something you learned when you were a faux law student or did you do a study and statistical analysis to prove this? Or is this just more of your blather like "Obama will not be inaugurated on Jan 20, 2009?" As a supposed lawyer who should value the language, you have misinterpreted Palin's conjoined phrases of disjointed thoughts as coherent sentences.

Your declaration sounds like something that would be in Sarah Palin's upcoming book "Colloquialisms of the Idiot Savant Governor".

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 4, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Parental responsibilities are the father and mothers right.

==

The future hasn't happened yet, and night is darker than day, on average.

Also, water is wet.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

m_i_a: I tend to see it in simpler terms. It has always seemed to me that the true core of conservatism has nothing to do with incrementalism or conservation or traditional values. Those are shibboleths.

The true essence of conservatism is and always has been punitivity, the desire to punish. When it reaches down to the lower orders it manifests as hate. Conservative always have a hit-list, and over my lifetime it's shifted constantly. Poor people are never entirely out of the bulls-eye, some minority group is always dead center, and along for the ride have been secular humanists, gays, and of course now Muslims. Neoconservatism's reverence for Israel has given the Jews a respite but they've been on the list most of the time I've been alive, worse before I was born.

Jake's "position" on sex education is of course idiotic, but you don't have to read anything into his words to see outrage at teaching kids the straight dope about sex. "What's next? Free liquor and hotel rooms?"

I think schools should hand out condoms, there should be dispenser machines in every hallway. They wouldn't have any more sex, but they'd be reminded that sex has consequences and just as we gays have all but made condoms a non-negotiable requirement, so could teenagers.

But to the angry conservatives this would be "sending a message," and for some brain-charred reason it would be better for them to see more young women punished with pregnancy then getting that message.

I think they're sick in the head.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I must say this is some of the best entertainment I've read in some time. Please keep it up! BTW I'm with you Chris!

Posted by: sillygirl2 | July 4, 2009 10:53 PM | Report abuse

ChrisFox8, it must be that some folks do not remember their adolescence at all. That is the only possible explanation for wanting to impose a blanket of silence and misinformation on girls who think they cannot get pregnant if they do it just once and boys who think they will be able to pull out in time.
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I respect the desire to teach about sex and behavior at home. In the late 50s, my public school concentrated its efforts in "Health" classes that were gender segregated. We saw Army films of terrible VD cases.
That was in junior high school. My dad taught me the values stuff - always treat a girl with respect, never make her the subject of locker room talk, test what my emotion really was by imagining if I would have anything to talk to her about if she were a guy. It was not a perfect test, my dad said, but if I couldn't imagine her as a [guy] friend than I needed to walk away because nothing good would come of fooling myself and her by acting as if my want would suffice for a relationship.

I did not know another friend who got advice that good from his dad.

But I think the ones who rail against sex ed have just forgotten what it was like to be 14 [in my case to think of sex, baseball, and cars in turn - I was a great student and HS was not always keeping up with me, so I had time to pursue these thoughts even in class].

Cars are a poor analogy, but illustrative - we teach driver's ed before we license the driver. Although adolescents are a threat to drive before they are licensed, we teach them how, nevertheless. Public safety issue.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Kid's learn what adults teach them, if a parent brings up children to respect themselves, with principals, morals and values, teaches a child that their parents are their for them, and disciplines a child properly, a child grows to trust and depend upon the wise and guiding path that brings a child into adulthood. Now I know many people don't have parental skills and believe that their children only need to grow in years and size. Parents are spoiling the child, at the same time they spare a child from discipline, which is dangerous, because it is a form of attention that tells a child that the parent really cares enough to make them mind, and do what is right, this teaches a child temperance and self discipline. As the child grows older the child has this skill to pass on to their children. In the name of love and guidance. These things and more are the most significant lessons, that lead children to self-confidence and maturity that produces healthy and sound decisions in the outcome of their actions. Child rearing is the most important and difficult, but rewarding experience for both parent and child, regardless of what the educators and politicians would have you believe. Parental responsibilities are the father and mothers right. Children know when their parents care enough to do the hard work, then they know they are loved and valued. Most times kid's will get pregnant much later, or wait for marriage, when they are reared properly.

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Every time I refresh this page in firefox it briefly brings Palin's face to the top of the screen before it snaps back down to where it was before. Her eyes are so glittery, but they're a little crossed. It just seems the perfect concordance with the reality, the almost shocking beauty so honestly marred by the goofy expression.

She does indeed look like a woman who would regard the pregnancy of an unmarried daughter as some sort of victory since, after all, she didn't get an abortion.

Aleister Crowley wrote that a king will look like a king no matter how he's attired, while a slave can't be disguised as a king by any artifice. Palin's essential idiocy shines through the makeup and the glamour.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

"With contradictions as stark as this, why should anyone take you seriously?"

No one does...

Posted by: DDAWD | July 4, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and without the "encouragement" of sex education, kids will refrain from having sex, right?

Take a look at teen pregnancy rates from red states, fool, learn something.

Kids are going to have sex unless you put them in prison or castrate them. What a damned idiot you are.

Real sex education, as opposed to the "abstinence only" BS that gave Letterman renewed fame and notoriety, won't encourage kids to have more sex, nothing could, but it does mean that fewer young girls will end up getting pregnant and getting abortions, and I thought you were more passionate about abortions than about being alive.

With contradictions as stark as this, why should anyone take you seriously? Idiot.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Teaching teens how to use "safe sex" encourages said behavior. What's next? Free liquor and hotel rooms too?

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

" What looked like a secret wedding turned out to be a public unraveling as the G.O.P. implosion continued: Sarah wanted everyone to know that she’s not having fun and people are being mean to her and she doesn’t feel like finishing her first term as governor.

She can hunt wolves from the air and field-dress a moose, but she fears being a lame duck? Some brickbats over her ethics and diva turns as John McCain’s running mate, and that dewy skin turns awfully thin.

Maybe there’s another red Naughty Monkey high heel to drop — there’s often a hidden twist in Sarah’s country-music melodramas. "

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

curricula are designed to teach kids how to have sex.

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Jake, why the hell do you post crap like this? If you actually believe it then you belong in a mental institution. It's a completely idiotic and pointlessly angry thing to say.

If you don't like living in this kind of society why don't you move to Pakistan. I'm sure that once you learned the language, assuming you're able to learn a foreign language, which I doubt, you would fit right in with the Taliban. They're against sex and homosexuality and all the same things that have your undies bunched up in your crack.

Stupid f*cking troll, I wish to hell whoever is supposed to monitor these comments would ban you from here and be done with it. This kind of stupid, stupid, stupid BS is all you post here.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 9:00 PM | Report abuse

The people who look up to Sarah Palin make me think of the Republic of Gilead in "The Handmaid's Tale." There's been a civil war and the US is divided, Gilead is a Christian Reconstructionist society where literacy is reserved for the elite and since most people were educated before the war, they have to pretend to be unable to read.

Doctors who once performed abortions are hunted down and killed. Since the war has left many women sterile, and since the wives of the elite are in many cases too old to bear children, fertile women are enlisted as "handmaides" from a creative reading of the Old Testament to have bizarre three-ways.

The book should be required reading for anyone who desires a fundamentalist solution to US society.

I'm sure Palin would love it, if she could read. And Jake would just drool.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/04/AR2009070401452.html?hpid=topnews

Dan Balz on Palin. Not a skewering, but pretty critical. He takes issue with Palin's statement that executives accomplish nothing during lame duck periods.

I don't think Palin said any of the things she said authentically. This all looks like a way of justifying quitting office to gear up for a Presidential run.

A stupid strategy, I think, but I do think its an interesting experiment. If you're going to have a lab rat, she would be a good one to take the job as she is potentially throwing her career away.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 4, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

So, schools are a problem? BTW: curricula are designed to teach kids how to have sex.

Posted by: JakeD

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You're a nut.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Drudge is reporting Pulitzer Prize winner MoDo has written Mrs. Todd Phalin's epitaph for her upcoming Sunday column. Can't wait.

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that makes two of us. It should be great.

While we're waiting for 9PM to roll around, you can read Gail Collins' skewering. It's pretty damned good.

You really have to wonder what kind of person using the term generously could listen to Palin's incoherent babble and pronounce her intelligent. I could play GOP talking points to my macaws in a day they would make more sense than she does.

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

http://www.FireDavidLetterman.com

Posted by: JakeD

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He still has his job, and if anything I bet his ratings went up. Why are you still defending Palin? She's an idiot.

Oh, that's right, you're one too.

Gooble gooble one of us.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

BWJ, Why did you say that "alien" refers only to fictional creatures? In international law "aliens" are persons who are not citizens of the country in which they are currently found. They can be legal aliens or illegal aliens.

I am sure you understand this. Are you trying to reshape commonly understood legal terminology for a purpose, or were you merely offering a light ironic touch?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 7:26 PM
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The latter. Just messin' with Jake. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

BWJ, Why did you say that "alien" refers only to fictional creatures? In international law "aliens" are persons who are not citizens of the country in which they are currently found. They can be legal aliens or illegal aliens.

I am sure you understand this. Are you trying to reshape commonly understood legal terminology for a purpose, or were you merely offering a light ironic touch?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, illiteracy and ignorance are problems. Public schools, as envisioned by Benjamin Franklin, were a solution, along with public libraries, which he also envisioned, to illiteracy and ignorance.

Overextending public schools reduces their ability to educate students. Undocs and IAs effectively lead to overextending - about 6% in Austin and about 16% in L.A. County and about 40% in Laredo, according to my friend the GC for the AISD.

So I will not bite: public schools are not the problem. However, a big problem for public schools in our two largest states, representing 20% of the entire nation, is Plyler's mandate that the children of undocs be treated as school district residents and not as non-resident in-transfers.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Drudge is reporting Pulitzer Prize winner MoDo has written Mrs. Todd Phalin's epitaph for her upcoming Sunday column. Can't wait.
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From Drudge:
"MAUREEN DOWD TRASHES 'NUTTY' PALIN
Sat Jul 04 2009 14:40:36 ET

NY TIMES Op-Ed Queen Maureen Dowd runs out of adjectives and insults while ripping away at Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in an upcoming Sunday column.

Palin is "one nutty puppy", in the mind of Dowd, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT, with "erratic and egoistic behavior".

Dowd spits her holiday barbecue in 800 words, designed for fireworks.

"Exquisite battiness... solipsistic meltdown so strange... incoherent, breathless and prickly... Sarah's country-music melodramas... girlish burbling."

Developing..."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Jake, "aliens" are the creepy creatures that Susan "Sigourney" Alexandra Weaver blew up in three top-grossing sci-fi movies. I assume you are referring to undocumented workers, the folks that the U.S. agricultural and construction industries can't do without.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin:

So, schools are a problem? BTW: curricula are designed to teach kids how to have sex.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Forgot something. Shoutouts to Late Show sponsors:

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BTW, who are Hannity's sponsors other than producers of ED and baldness products and home security systems?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. Phalin:

I didn't know General Douglas MacArthur.

General MacArthur was not a friend of mine.

You, Ma'am, are no Douglas MacArthur.

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Seriously, though, has anyone broken the story of why Mrs. Phalin is quitting? Must we send Charley (S@mbo-gate) James back to Alaska to do the MSM's work?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - IMO, If San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 1 (1973) was decided correctly, then Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982) was incorrect. If education is not a fundamental federal constitutional right [Rodriguez] then school districts should be free to charge non-resident tuition to illegal alien parents, because they are free to charge out-of-district tuition to children from out-of-district parents, generally [prohibited by Plyler as to IAs].

TX is in the same boat with CA on this - perhaps worse, b/c the schools rely only on property tax.

But TX is not in total crisis like CA so the outcry is softer. I think Plyler might not survive a new attack based on charging IAs the same non-resident tuition that non-resident Americans are charged, in this economy, and with these Supremes.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I appreciate all the comments demeaning Palin who, by the way, happens to obviuosly smarter than all of you and more honest than any of the other idiots that ran for President. It shows my why we have a jackass like Obama. ANd you want to talk about V.P.'s??. I've lived in Delaware and anyione with common sense knows what a loser Biden is...and you want to compare him to Palin. Obviuosly you have some growing uo to do.

Posted by: yankeedoodle2 | July 4, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

"But when the learning institutions indoctrinate children into deviancy and all the multi-culture practices out there today, it is extremely hard for a child to learn anything that is positive"

Yup, nothing causes a child to stray from the righteous path like learning about other cultures.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 4, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin:

At least here in California, illegal aliens have brought down the schools.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Reminder to boycott Late Show sponsors:

Celebrex, Sit'n Sleep, Toyota, Public Storage, Lexis, Public Enemies, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Zyrtec, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, There Goes the Neighborhood, The Stoning of Soraya M., Carl's Jr., Honda, Tecate Light, whatever works, Altoids, Hyundai, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Cheerios, Ringling Bros., Palm pre, Bruno, Big Brother, Olay, Nike, Cover Girl, Chevy, Pick Up Stix, Acura, Orphan, and Wells Fargo.

http://www.FireDavidLetterman.com

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

boski66, I say that you are pointing your finger in the wrong direction.

Here is a common point almost every prosecutor and most experienced cops in America will tell you - 90% of violent crime has one or two immediate correlates: the perpetrators were victims of child abuse or extraordinary neglect, and/or the perpetrators have serious drug dependencies.

You can point your finger at bad parenting and I will have sympathy for your position. But when you point it at schools that are so strapped for funds that all they can do is try to teach kids literacy and numeracy - and then blame them for what you believe ails our society you because you think [quite incorrectly] that curricula are designed to teach kids how to have unprotected sex with mutiple partners you are whistling into a howling wind.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Just like with Sanford, I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. If she admits to an affair, then even I won't vote for her.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes I don't blame the youths of today for their vile acts, because they had not the proper respect and protections every child should be afforded, not that all youths are bad, many are nice and respectful. But when the learning institutions indoctrinate children into deviancy and all the multi-culture practices out there today, it is extremely hard for a child to learn anything that is positive, because children need structure and discipline in a very positive setting. Unfortunately many youths are put on drugs, for what they claim is A.D.D. and other learning disabilities, which I am sure not near the kid's they claim have these made up conditions. So we have kid's on drugs, kid's indoctrinated into comprehensive sexual education, before they can read or write, not that they should do this at all. But there you have it, too many choices and not one solid moral, principal or value that a child can live and grow with. Our children are being used as pawns, in a political grab for monetary and power gains. Children have parents, parents are suppose to be responsible for their children's moral grounding, but you and I know that they are not going to let your children escape the public schools because they want those government fundings that give teachers unions big fat pensions. What say You!!!

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking that everyone in the GOP who has been roasting Specter for switching parties "just for his own political ambition" will now apply the same thinking to Palin's walking away from her hard-sought responsibilities as Governor of Alaska just so she can start her 2012 campaign really, really early. Yes?

>crickets<

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 4, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Vile and despicable attacks? A lot more coming from her than directed at her. If she can't take the rigors of being a public figure then she shouldn't be one.

Palin has invited all the criticism aimed at her, which if anything has been fairy subdued. Considering that her entrance to the national stage was marked by one of the nastiest speeches ever delivered at a convention, considering how she's paraded her pregnant daughter around as somehow virtuous for bearing a child out of wedlock, considering how Palin has proudly called out her "thin resume" as some evidence of her authenticity, I'd say she's gotten off easy.

If you'd give her your vote then "your" not a very responsible citizen.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

What the fools who support Palin do not realize is that it is the Republican party who did her in just like they did Sanford. Both of these people were very independent and the modern Republican Party has held power as a result of political goon squads. Now they are having trouble controlling the troops. Men like Charles Grassley see this and if they were considering stepping out of line they're in the queue immediately.

Palin's ignorant followers will continue to support those who did her in. That is the way it is for the authoritarian personality they look at the world with blinders.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 4, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Our Political Process is in the bowels of hell, so yes she did the right thing for Alaska and herself and her family. Even if she doesn't run for President, which she has many votes if she does, my included. She is doing the right thing because of the vile and despicable attacks, from what they call people today, Woman? Mothers? Men? Fathers? People I guess just the same. As for Sarah and her family, she did the right thing, and I really am not concerned about the idiots that want to attack her, people whom love her, know what the deal is.

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

My coach always used to say "A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins".

Posted by: seattle_wa | July 4, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama was a "community organizer".

But he's turning out to be a darn good communist!

Posted by: TheSupervisor | July 4, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

How many other sitting governors have had 15 "ethics charges" against them? This loony broad is delusional, a liar, a cheat, and a book burner. Send her back into oblivion, where she surely deserves to be.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | July 4, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

"Your friends don't need a explanation, and your enemies won't believe you anyway."

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What is it with Republicans and this "enemies" thing. "Enemies" is a term of warfare or adolescent melodrama. Palin has numerous political opponents, many in her own party, but to refer to them as enemies just underscores her own weird self-importance.

Nuttier than a fruitcake.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

My guess is that either another "shoe" is about to drop, or that she has learned "running for president" would be a much more lucrative and exciting job than being Governor. She has exposed herself yet again as being a total "flake" without a future in politics.

Posted by: bolisalindalae

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If she really was planning a presidential run then quitting her governorship on a whim is about the worst possible way to position herself for it. Of course, nothing she could do short of turning pro-choice would compromise her popularity with her followers, but she needs many times their number to get the nomination, much less the office.

Factor in her nervousness and scattered delivery yesterday and it's hard to avoid the probability that she's in big trouble. The only question in my mind is whether or not her resignation was part of a hasty deal to avoid prosecution, which I doubt.

I have a picture of Ken Lay in handcuffs, and plenty of space next to it. I hope to have a picture of Sarah in 'cuffs right next to it. That would rock.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

And I am not a big fan of Obama's anti-gun administration.

I was very angry at the Bush regime for 8 years of abusing his power of office and my vote for Obama was a protest vote.

I will not vote for him (Obama) again.

Posted by: xeinal

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Nobody falls for the yoosta-bee troll anymore. Go back to stormfront and brag that you brought the WaPo blog "to its knees" with your troll, but don't bother trying it again.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

coloradodog- asking the tough questions, should capable older men, be able to cherry pick our young son's??? After all they say eight is too late!

Posted by: boski6

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What the hell are you on about? For one thing you're in the wrong thread. For another, you're posting baiting crap. It's a holiday so the shrinks aren't seeting new patients today, so why don't you call 911 and tell them your lurid little fantasies.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

to xeinal:

You said: We can not borrow trillions of dollars from foreign nations for programs that are not guaranteed to succeed.

-- You mean like the Republican Congresses under Bush did?

You said: And I am not a big fan of Obama's anti-gun administration.

-- When has Obama signed a law taking away your guns? Number of the bill, please?

You said: I will not vote for him (Obama) again.

-- Whatever. Do whatever you want.

Posted by: Route1 | July 4, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

New question. This is related to her credibility, and goes back to the multiple stories that came out over the varying accounts of her accepting the bid to be Vice President

"Some are going to question the timing of this. And let me just say that this decision has been in the works for a while. In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, prayer and consideration. And finally I polled the most important people in my life, my kids, where the count was unanimous. Well, in response to asking: “Do you want me to make a positive difference and fight for all our children’s future from outside the governor’s office?” It was four yeses and one “hell yeah!” And the “hell yeah” sealed it."

Was Trig Palin, who is just over a year old and mentally retarded, really able to answer this question (and for anyone again who wants to say it's unfair to bring Trig into this, she did it herself once more)?

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

The woman is totally nuts. So she's having a tough time with all the media scrutiny, most of which she seeks, and ethics probes? Gee isn't that what politics is all about? So when the going gets tough, this loony broad quits. Unreal.

The very idea that people consider her presidential material is appalling. If the GOP can't come up with a better candidate than Palin, they had better just break it up and call it quits. Palin is not acceptable.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | July 4, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin:

Late night TV has perks.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, 11P in SD does sound more like it on reconsideration. :-)

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

boski66 has posted the following [paraphrases are mine]:
8:40P liberals are Godless, lying, cheating, homosexual coddling, vile abortionists; conservatives are God fearing, sin confessing, repenting, moral beacons for youth. Palin loved by those waiting for the Second Coming and opposed by the Godless.
9:18P a request that we visit several websites from which we can infer that she opposes abortion;
7:35A sarcastic view that the Prez is a dictator who will impoverish us all;
9:23A and 10:04A sarcastic posts that assume "coloradodog" may favor child molesters because he pronounced his "iberalism" on a completely different, but more germane topic. Implicit is her assumption that homosexuals are to be feared as child molesters.
10:23A a heartfelt plea for the dignity and protection of children, wrapped in many details [breast feeding, the age of destruction, God's plan], FOLLOWED BY

10:51A a quote FROM OUR MOST NOTORIOUS RECENT EXEMPLAR OF LACK OF RESPECT FOR BOUNDARIES WITH CHILDREN.

I began my career as a prosecutor in juvenile cases. I share your concern for the dignity of children. No matter what else you argue, please don't use Michael Jackson as an example for us to follow, OK?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

It occurs to me that Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh appeal to same small group of people who because of their extreme passion are given more attention than they deserve. Neither Rush or Palin have appeal broad enough to be ever be elected president. I am shocked that Cilliza hasn't uncovered this bottom line in his analysis. He seems so naively excited and impassioned about a Palin run.

My guess is that either another "shoe" is about to drop, or that she has learned "running for president" would be a much more lucrative and exciting job than being Governor. She has exposed herself yet again as being a total "flake" without a future in politics.

Posted by: bolisalindalae | July 4, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin:

You need to subtract, not add, three (3) hours for Pacific Daylight Time. I am not golfing today.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

"And I am not a big fan of Obama's anti-gun administration."

Forgive me, but I don't believe for a second you voted for Obama.

How many anti-gun initiatives has the Obama administration launched? what bills is it supporting??

One of the keys to Democratic gains in recent years has been to drop the anti-gun position as a national party, and in fact pushing lots of pro-gun politicians (Jim Webb, John Tester, Bob Casey, and, yes, Janet Napolitano). A few individuals are still trying to push some bills, but they're not going anywhere. The myth that Obama is running an anti-gun administration is nonsense pushed by the NRA to try to keep them relevant, partisan, and funded. You have to be pretty gullible, and pretty in bed with a lot of right-wing outlets to buy that nonsense. That, plus the fact that you're parroting right-wing talking points on borrowing "trillions of dollars" from foreign nations leads me to wonder.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

"The only reason I can fathom that Palin has ever been considered seriously for political office is that she says all of the right things that get Rush Limbaugh hard and wet. And everyone knows that the GOP will pay any price, oppose any foe, support any friend, yada, yada, yada, to ensure that the Grest Hog gets anything he wants."

FWIW, her rise in Alaska wasn't as astonishing as her supporters make it out to be. The Republican establishment in AK had long been corrupt, elitist, and detached from the concerns of many Alaskans. the Mat-Su valley had grown very socially conservative, most of the bush remained democratic but loyal to the Republican establishment because of the money that flowed their way (Stevens protecting the status of the ANCs, Juneau protecting the PFD, etc), with the main Democratic opposition remaining in Anchorage and the SE. As Mat-Su shifted beginningin the early 1908s, Alaska Republicans grew less libertairan and content with the old cronies in power and more demanding of social conservatives like Palin, Parnell, etc. When the 2006 election rolled around, after Murkowski and many of the other Republicans had been exposed for what they were (and not just by Palin but my lots of long knives coming out fvor them), all of Alaska was calling for their heads. Halcrow broke off the main body to challenge as an independent, and along with Palin former State Sen John Binkley challenged Murkowski as the fiscal conservative. Murkowski and Binkley basically split the establishment and fiscal conservatives, leaving Palin to sweep the social conservatives with minimal effort. The more impressive victory was in the general, where frankly I think party ID and her prominent support won the day (she,early in the primaries, endorsed Walley Hinkle's All-Alaska pipeline, winning his support - to say she was the outsider challenging the establishment with those credentials would be like saying a Republican challenging Dubya in 2006 with the support of a still-living Ronald Reagan was an outsider - more Palin mythology). Tony Knowles was popular, but definately establishment and definately Democrat with the disadvantage this time of running against someone playing the culture wars in a year where conservative Alaska was calling for a break from the establishment (I voted for Halcro myself, still upset at the results).

Like many other things, her rise is a lot about timing, circumstances, and luck, as opposed to the skill her fans attribute to her.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

If Sara Palin runs for President.......I would probably vote for her.

I did vote for Obama last November, but I am starting to regret the fact. We can not borrow trillions of dollars from foreign nations for programs that are not guaranteed to succeed. And I am not a big fan of Obama's anti-gun administration.

I was very angry at the Bush regime for 8 years of abusing his power of office and my vote for Obama was a protest vote.

I will not vote for him (Obama) again.

Posted by: xeinal | July 4, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Overseas...

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

So what would Palin like to do for this country?

Posted by: Kingofkings1 | July 4, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Where did Cillizza get the information that this resignation is about a gear up for 2012. I call BS and wishful thinking this headline.

The real story will emerge next week when the Federal Indictment becomes public.

I am guessing she received her target letter sometime in June.

And I'll wager my guess is closer to the truth than Cillizz'a fawning, and misleading headline.

Also.

Posted by: fred_p_harris | July 4, 2009 9:51 AM
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The Fix's "reporting" (which sounds more like Fix's GOP spin) that Phalin is prepping for 2012 is in direct conflict with most other reporting (indictment and/or embarrassing emails). The little that's out there is along your lines: she is facing some legal/personal problem that is about to become public and explode.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Wow she's hot , I cannot imagine how much the press would love her if she supported killing babies and was a Socialist. If the Press will try and make a hideous thing like King Kong's sister into a fashion icon it would be unreal what they would do for Palin if she was a democRat.

Posted by: fe59 | July 4, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Everyone knows Palin has a Dirty Little Secret..."and I think that it is time to tell":

http://tinyurl.com/aukh38

Posted by: caraprado1 | July 4, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm talking to the man in the mirror
I'm asking if he'll change his ways
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself And make a Change

Take to heart the question That Michael
Asked
Maybe he couldn't change
But there could be a better world
for the children that come after him

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I thought the Governor of the great state of Alaska looked ravishing during her press conference.She's a looker.I wonder,though,how far she would have gone in politics if she looked like Barbara Mikulski.Hmmm.
What a nutcase.Yet,this goofiness that emanates from her is symbolic of the wing of the GOP that she 'represents'...and I use the word 'represents' lightly.If this person thinks she is capable of winning the Presidency,especially against Barack Obama,then I am convinced that she is politically and mentally deranged.That's all I have to say about it.Happy Fourth of July,America.

Posted by: klowry57 | July 4, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I am a woman, wife, mother and grandmother. I am fifty-five years old. I have raised my two daughters, breast-feed them. I don't believe it is healthy nor sane to expose children of any age too every sexual practice known to mankind. I believe that marriage is one man and one woman, coming together as one to produce children, the family, from generation to generation, the way God Created mankind. Now stop with the accusations of ranting and cherry- pick bible verses. We all know what God has made, You liars and abusers are merciless in your destructive behaviors. Any loving and responsible person knows full well children need to be respected and protected. This is the age of deception and destruction. No matter what way you spin it, truth will win. Now go back to the drawing board, cause you can't win with this one.

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Palin’s move puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to. This week Helen Thomas, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet all turned on him. Polls are looking droopy for The One lately.

Obama’s porkulus program is a train wreck, all it’s done is bump interest rates and tank the dollar. We are being laughed at by bad guys like Tehran, Pyongyang, and Al Qaida who amazingly turned-down Barack’s friend-requests.

Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- while begging for lower taxes, free enterpise, a defense posture with some backbone... an end to the radical, anti-American nightmare we’ve got now.

Go get ‘em Sarah-

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

Posted by: ReaganiteRepublican | July 4, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

coloradodog- asking the tough questions, should capable older men, be able to cherry pick our young son's??? After all they say eight is too late!

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Where did Cillizza get the information that this resignation is about a gear up for 2012. I call BS and wishful thinking this headline.

The real story will emerge next week when the Federal Indictment becomes public.

I am guessing she received her target letter sometime in June.

And I'll wager my guess is closer to the truth than Cillizz'a fawning, and misleading headline.

Also.

Posted by: fred_p_harris | July 4, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

JakeD posted:

"Does anyone else know if that's an animal for her earring?"

Jake, it was 5A in San Diego when you posted - early start to the golf course?

I do not know what her earring represents, but I see a hammer-and-sickle.

Anybody else watching the Williams sisters this morning?

Bhoomes - NPR called the WaPo mess "WashingtonPostGate". I do not take pleasure from this paper's desperate attempt to raise cash by influence peddling. I think it provides us with more
watchdog stories than all of broadcast journalism combined. It should not be in a place where it must stoop so low. I pay for my online subscription to "The Economist". I would be willing to pay for my online subscription to WaPo, too.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

How many colleges did she go to before she got her degree?

Posted by: Cbrick1 | July 4, 2009 9:04 AM
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I count five, if you count both her two stays at U. of Idaho.

From wikipedia:

"Palin attended Wasilla High School in Wasilla, located 44 miles (71 km) north of Anchorage.[12] She was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at the school, a member of the girls' cross country team, and the captain and point guard of the school's girls' basketball team that won the Alaska state championship in 1982.[13][14] Palin's family regularly ran 5 km and 10 km races.[13]

After graduating from high school in 1982, she enrolled at Hawaii Pacific College in Honolulu. She left after one semester and transferred to North Idaho College, a community college in Coeur d'Alene and spent two semesters as a general studies major in 1983. In 1984, Palin won the Miss Wasilla Pageant,[15][16] then finished third in the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant[17][18] and won a college scholarship and the "Miss Congeniality" award.[13]

In August 1984, she transferred to the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, where her older brother, Charles W. Heath, was majoring in education.[19] After two semesters at UI, Palin returned to Alaska and attended Matanuska-Susitna College, a community college in Palmer, for one term in the fall of 1985. She returned to the University of Idaho in January 1986, where she spent three semesters completing her bachelor's degree in communications-journalism, graduating in May 1987.[19]"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Ah- Yes, Ask the question where would humanity be without two men or more falling in lust, or love??????????? Where would humanity be?????

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

A William Bennett "thought experiment":

How would history have been changed if, in 1990, she had not refused the "overtures" of internationally known AA trombonist Gregory Charles Royal's on the basis of her personal "policy." Who knows? Mr. Royal might have persuaded her to change her, er, "policy" and she might have become BHO's veep or Secretary of State.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 4, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Everyone is expressing astonishment and shock that Palin is resigning. The only thing that astonishes me is that the voters in Alaska were doofus enought to elect her in the first place. There is no shortage of intelligent women in Alaska who could have been Governor and performed credibly. Lisa Murkowski leaps to mind.

The only reason I can fathom that Palin has ever been considered seriously for political office is that she says all of the right things that get Rush Limbaugh hard and wet. And everyone knows that the GOP will pay any price, oppose any foe, support any friend, yada, yada, yada, to ensure that the Grest Hog gets anything he wants.

Posted by: jaxas | July 4, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

How many colleges did she go to before she got her degree?

Posted by: Cbrick1 | July 4, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Kreuz, are you still in TX?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 4, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: usadblake | July 4, 2009 8:41 AM | Report abuse

cschotta:
"The last thing a soldier needs to worry about is the queer next to him."

________________________________

Too late. They're already there. Always have been and always will. Incredulously, some are even Republicans.

Posted by: coloradodog | July 4, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

boski66's mindless rants wins him the Huckabee Of The Day Award

Huckabee (huck•-a-be) n.
1. One who claims to be “Christian” but is politically and/or religiously closed minded, hateful and intolerant.
2. One who cherry-picks Bible scripture to exploit voter wedge issues like abortion and homosexuality.
3. American seditionist whose intent is to change the Constitution to a theocracy.
4. See also Fox News O’Reilly Catholic

Posted by: coloradodog | July 4, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

boski66, you have just posted the two nutties posts I have seen on this thread. First a bunch of nonsense about gardens, then saying comprehensive sex ed is a bad thing because it has a negative effect on cases of abuse (when, ironically, Obama was criticized for his support of an early sex ed bill solely becuase it would help teach kids about sex and what was appropriate action so the WOULD report abuse), and then more fantasy socialist/communist nonsense. Seriously, GET HELP.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

With all the stimulus checks, the very little bit of it spent, one thing that seems to have been totally left out of the picture is money for food growers, our farmers, when it is talked about it usually corn for fuel. What about food for human consumption. While Mrs. Obama is planting gardens, promoting eating healthy, the rest of the country is dealing with job loss and hungry mouths to feed. New studies show that the soil of the earth is contaminated and so is the air and waterways. Doesn't the President and The First Lady acknowledge that they have to bring up their daughters in this country, that it should be respected and protected. President Obama is acting like he can ignore this country's needs. Didn't I hear something to the effect that if one grows gardens they will tax these people even if it is for private use? Food for one's own family, why should Mrs. Obama put forth healthy foods, growing gardens, and then tell the citizens they can not grow food for their families and neighbors. Most of the families are struggling to rear and educate their children. The comprehensive sex education bill is not making this task any better. Their are no red flags to say when children are being assaulted because sex has become a public matter. The past protections and respect for children, the privacy expectation and general common dignity of adults as protectors of children, against sexual assaults and invasion of a person's right to their own personal and private parts, are now open to discussion of any adult or sexual pervert. This is not the country I grew up in. Does President Obama and The First Lady give their children the benefit of this indoctrination of their girls? You would think that the president would understand the nightmare that this has brought on loving parents everywhere. Visit http://www.massresistance.org
Also http://www.dawnstafanowicz.org
Also goggle Boston Children's Hospital Sex Change Clinic
Also Planned Parent Hood
http://www.drjudithreisman.org

This is a dangerous and deadly age we are living in

I am praying that Jesus will come soon

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 8:10 AM | Report abuse

I have not heard much about Sarah Palin's husband being an activist for the secession of Alaska. Isn't it possible this air head is not dreaming of becoming become president in the USA but to be president of Alaska?
annie

Posted by: fernamongbrambles | July 4, 2009 8:02 AM | Report abuse

"Palin To Resign, Focus on Presidential Run"

This headline is pure speculation. Typical crap reporting by the mainstream media.

Posted by: bobmoses | July 4, 2009 7:39 AM | Report abuse

I would not worry to much about checks and taxes, as in the past formation, Obamakin will take care of all future taxes and pay scales. Something tells me were going to be eating at the gumball machine quite often.

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 7:35 AM | Report abuse

"If she decides to run, she will get the GOP nomination."

G-d I hope so, she'll make Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign look competitive.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 7:31 AM | Report abuse

"A lot more than 10% of women are pro-life."

All depends on how you define pro-life. If you believe in an exception for rape or incest, soory my friend, you're not pro-life, you're just anti some people's sexual practices (unless of course you believe that children born from rape or incest have less rights than others). I'd stand by the argument that far less than 10% of women are truly pro-life, though more than that (probably around 35-40%) are anti-abortion.

Conservatism: where people claim government can't work, get elected, and then prove it.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 7:27 AM | Report abuse

How many colleges did she go to before she got her degree?

Posted by: Cbrick1 | July 4, 2009 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Well, regardless of what some conservative die-hards might like, Palin is done for the near future. No way someone bails on the job of governor now for the flimsey reasons given can make it to the Presidency three years from now. maybe there's a scandal still to drop (her house is one possibility), maybe she really is that bad a judge of her political position, or maybe she really is getting that bad of advise, but even most Republicans are chastizing this so I doubt it.

I am interested in one issue that I have yet to see noted that might be a major factor in this decison - the Alaska PFD. The PFD is paid annually to all Alaskans (even infants) based on a rolling average of the last five years performance of the Alaska Permanent Fund, a fund that is derived from oil profits but is invested in a variety of funds. The performance of the markets the last few years made last year's PFD a record at $2269, and Gov Palin fought for the fund to pay out an additional $1000 as an energy rebate, making the checks a whopping $3269 per person. All knew this was unsustainable, some thoguht the money should be spent on infrastructure instead, others argued for a rainy day fund for long term planning. Palin pushed through and got her way and the checks went out.

Flash forward 1 year, and the Permanent Fund has been decimated along with the rest of the markets. But, because of the 5-year average mandated for the payout, the PFD should still be respectable - probably around $1300 per person. But, because we are now in a trough, I wonder if the fund can support such a payment. Will the legislature be forced to try to lower the payment below what is required under the terms of the PFD? Will Alaska be forced to implement state taxes to cover its budget to ensure the Permanent Fund is untouched? Will the PFD payout be significantly lower than anticipating, angering then many Alaskans who count on it? Would this be viewed as the fault of Palin's pushing for the energy rebate for which she was lauded by conservatives last year?

The PFD estimates and the assessed values begin to come out in the month of August, and any of the above options are political suicide in the state (Alaskans don't care about the culture wars so long as they get their guns and their PFD check, don't you dare mess with either of those). In that light, maybe bailing now sighting family reasons may turn out to be the sanest option available...

Posted by: kreuz_missile | July 4, 2009 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Why dont she go back to the wilderness of Alaska and disappear? Then we should see the last of her.

Posted by: kenny4 | July 4, 2009 4:58 AM | Report abuse

She hasn't done much to suggest that she's a racist, but it's really discomforting that the racists of the nation cling to her so heavily.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 4, 2009 4:01 AM | Report abuse

"Your friends don't need a explanation, and your enemies won't believe you anyway."

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 3:45 AM | Report abuse

I just searched and no one's said it yet, so I just have to:

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 3:45 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of Trig, right now I can't imagine a more redeeming decision than to quit politics to care for her special needs child. If that is her honest decision for quitting, then in my eyes, she is forgiven for a lot. Yes, she called Obama a terrorist, but at least Obama is more than capable of defending himself.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 4, 2009 3:42 AM | Report abuse

All true-blooded conservatives should contribute to her campaign until it hurts.

Posted by: nodebris

==

That's right. If you don't sell your house and your car and send all the money to S-PAC, then God will write your name in a special little book and oooh boy let's just say I wouldn't want a smell like that in my folder.

Now what are you waiting for? Go cash out those retirement accounts before the banks close.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 3:28 AM | Report abuse

jaked is totally, absolutely right: Palin is much, much more qualified than Obama. She should run for president. Only a "lib" or a "socialist" would question that.

All true-blooded conservatives should contribute to her campaign until it hurts.

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 3:22 AM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin STILL has more executive experience than pResident Obama.

==

awwww, I think somebody needs a *hanky*

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 3:18 AM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin STILL has more executive experience than pResident Obama. More coherent excerpts: "I'm not going to put Alaskans through that."

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 3:15 AM | Report abuse

chrisfox8 wrote: "Can you imagine the donations rolling in?"

The smell of republican dollars burning on Sarah's sacrificial alter are like sweet incense to my nostrils. It is good.

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 3:13 AM | Report abuse

"Driving that train, high on cocaine . . . "

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 3:11 AM | Report abuse

Excellent!

Posted by: nodebris

==

Can you imagine the donations rolling in? You thought The Base was zealous ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 3:08 AM | Report abuse


"The world needs more Trigs, not fewer."

This comment is just too off the wall to ponder.

"More than once in my travels in Alaska, people brought up, without prompting, the question of Palin’s extravagant self-regard. Several told me, independently of one another, that they had consulted the definition of “narcissistic personality disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—“a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy”—and thought it fit her perfectly. When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig’s condition; she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God’s, and signed it “Trig’s Creator, Your Heavenly Father.”

an excerpt from a recent Vanity Fair story that nails it on the head.

Posted by: Topper2u | July 4, 2009 3:03 AM | Report abuse

"If she decides to run, she will get the GOP nomination."

Excellent!

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 3:02 AM | Report abuse

If you think that this weird move will even faze her supporters, you don't know them. This cost her dearly among the people would wouldn't vote for her anyway but not a solitary vote among those who see her as one of them.

Gooble gooble one of us

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:58 AM | Report abuse

youngbob53:

What part of "President of the United States" aren't you understanding? If she decides to run, she will get the GOP nomination.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 2:58 AM | Report abuse

90% of women choose fewer.

A lot more than 10% of women are pro-life.

Completion of the syllogism is left as an uncomfortable exercise for the reader.

Amp. Click. Whirrrrr

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:56 AM | Report abuse

This is a dream come true. There's no way I would have thought her this stupid -- or rather, thought she'd admit that her base is this stupid. Excellent.

The failed governor of Alaska is running for the GOP nomination. Let's hope she gets it. I'm dying to hear how she can be president when she can't even stand the heat of being governor.

Posted by: nodebris | July 4, 2009 2:55 AM | Report abuse

"The world needs more Trigs, not fewer."

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 2:51 AM | Report abuse

@boski66: that is of course a slanderous and contemptible lie. To insinuate that Palin's political opponents would gloat over harm to someone else in her family is an unspeakably vile thing to say.

But even were it true, one would think that a woman who can gut a moose or who could put all her energies into a presidential campaign and still be governor could squeeze in being governor between bedside caring.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:48 AM | Report abuse

Did it occur to anyone that she may have found out she has a serious illness, or Maybe someone in the immediate family?
Not that a good number of you people would care!!

Posted by: boski66 | July 4, 2009 2:28 AM | Report abuse

She says that they are $400,000 in debt on legal fees just fighting off false rumors. Now at least she can make money with speeches, books etc. After all, that is what made the Clinton's very rich. And she gets out of Alaska! Look for her family to move to another state, possibly NY or Cal while maintaining legal residence in Alaska. This will be her only chance to get taken seriously and, after all, someone will have to be the sacrificial goat to take on Obama in 2012 and of course lose even bigger than McCain did.

Posted by: Opa2 | July 4, 2009 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Leaving aside the content of her speech, which was pretty much completely incoherent and left strong indications of both possible paths before her, what's remarkable is how nervous she was. The nasty and condident delivery of the RNC was absent, instead she was quavering and unsteady.

Maybe she really is headed for an arrest. Or maybe she resigned so precipitously to avoid one. We'll know soon.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:24 AM | Report abuse

Is that one of those questions you insist that others answer before you'll condescend to respond to them?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone else know if that's an animal for her earring?

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 2:03 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin for what?? Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

Posted by: youngbob53 | July 4, 2009 1:55 AM | Report abuse

you still rootin' for her, Jake?

you think this stunt illustrates what a great president she'd make?

As long as she felt like going on with it, I mean.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 1:47 AM | Report abuse

Kansas28:

Mr. Cillizza didn't write the headline. We don't KNOW if it is erroneous though.

Posted by: JakeD | July 4, 2009 1:40 AM | Report abuse

Erroneous headline. We DO NOT know that Sarah Palin resigned to "focus on presidential run." Cillizza doesn't know either.

Posted by: Kansas28 | July 4, 2009 1:30 AM | Report abuse

A good title for her book would be "Circumlocution for Dummies". That describes her literary style and her target audience.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 4, 2009 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Republicans are so big on personal responsibility. How about a little from the Governors of Alaska and South Carolina.

Palin is a true conservative even if she is a gutless coward. Those who would vote for her after this are saying much about themselves.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 4, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Gail Collins savages Palin with wryness:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/04/opinion/04collins.html

"Sarah Barracuda made her big announcement Friday afternoon on the lawn of her home to an audience that appeared to include only Todd, the kids and the next-door neighbors. Smiling manically, she looked like a parody of the woman who knocked the Republicans dead at their convention. She babbled about her parents’ refrigerator magnet, which apparently had a lot of wise advice. And she recalled her visit with the troops in Kosovo, whose dedication and determination inspired her to ... resign.

“Life is about choices!” declared the nation’s most anti-choice politician.

People, what is going on with governors in this country? Are we doomed to see them go bonkers one by one, state by state?

The timing of Palin’s announcement was extremely peculiar. Not only did she interrupt the plans of TV newscasters to spend the entire weekend pointing out that Michael Jackson is still dead, she delivered her big news just as the nation was settling into Fourth of July celebrations. You’d have thought she didn’t want us to notice.

“I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity,” she said in a fairly typical moment. “I choose not to tear down and waste precious time, but to build up this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic free people!”

Palin has a year and a half left to go in her term of office. The political world had been wondering whether she’d run for re-election. The answer is no. And furthermore, it turns out that Palin believes that the only way her administration can “continue without interruption” is for her to end it."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 1:11 AM | Report abuse

dummypants: yeah I bet there are Republican candidates all over the nation who can't wait to see themselves standing next to Sarah Palin in their campaign ads.

She'll be in great demand. Really.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 1:03 AM | Report abuse


palin will get alot of republicans elected in tight races in '10.

and just as many of obama's rivals have been doing things suchas moving to china (huntsman) palin in swooping into the lower 48.

no matter how she decides to play this its a good career move.

Posted by: dummypants | July 4, 2009 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Chris, if you do one of your winners and losers pieces on this (and goodness, how could you not?) where do Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds fit in? In some of the coverage, there's a hint that this loose cannon may be turning up in the Virginia race to rally support for McDonnell. A Christmas in July present for Deeds if so, or actually effective for McDonnell? I await your analysis. Jeepers.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter | July 4, 2009 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Really? I don't remember us having a 9.4% national unemployment rate, a 1 trillion dollar plus national deficit, or government takeover of private corporations under Bush or Reagan.

==

I'm not the least bit shocked at what you don't remember. Selective amnesia is essential to your outlook.

Note the headlines, "Highest unemployment in 26 years."

Who was president when we last had unemployment so high?

Was he a liberal?

Idiot. Sieve-brained idiot.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 12:49 AM | Report abuse


I, for one, will vote for anyone the GOP puts up if he or she can stop obama from getting re-elected, or even put some speed bumps in his way. Maybe after his socialist agenda fails we will be ready to return to conservative economics.

==

uh, conservative economics doesn't work

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 12:42 AM
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Really? I don't remember us having a 9.4% national unemployment rate, a 1 trillion dollar plus national deficit, or government takeover of private corporations under Bush or Reagan... i think your liberal economics don't work. it's simple...DON'T SPEND MORE THAN YOU MAKE!!!

Posted by: katieGA | July 4, 2009 12:46 AM | Report abuse


I, for one, will vote for anyone the GOP puts up if he or she can stop obama from getting re-elected, or even put some speed bumps in his way. Maybe after his socialist agenda fails we will be ready to return to conservative economics.

==

uh, conservative economics doesn't work

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 12:42 AM
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Really? I don't remember us having a 9.4% national unemployment rate, a 1 trillion dollar plus national deficit, or government takeover of private corporations under Bush or Reagan... i think your liberal economics don't work. it's simple...DON'T SPEND MORE THAN YOU MAKE!!!

Posted by: katieGA | July 4, 2009 12:46 AM | Report abuse

I, for one, will vote for anyone the GOP puts up if he or she can stop obama from getting re-elected, or even put some speed bumps in his way. Maybe after his socialist agenda fails we will be ready to return to conservative economics.

==

uh, conservative economics doesn't work

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 12:42 AM | Report abuse

She might not be the best political figure, but it sure is fun to watch liberals go on the offensive every time she makes a statement. something about this woman drives them crazy and i love to sit back and watch the show. they only hate her because she is a threat to obamamania, and they don't like anyone stealing his thunder. I, for one, will vote for anyone the GOP puts up if he or she can stop obama from getting re-elected, or even put some speed bumps in his way. Maybe after his socialist agenda fails we will be ready to return to conservative economics.

Posted by: katieGA | July 4, 2009 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Why should Palin have to resign because her daughter's boyfriend gets to see his kid?

Maybe I'm dense (from reading about neutron stars) but I can't quite connect the dots.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 4, 2009 12:37 AM | Report abuse

The most likely reason why Sarah Palin is quitting her job as the governor of Alaska in my opinion is probably because of what no political pundit can say on public television and that is Levi Johnston. Sarah Palin’s entire political career (whether running again for governor in 2010 or running for president in 2012) is basically at the mercy of Levi Johnston right now as this article implies:

http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/encounter/57746/

49 Minutes With Levi Johnston

Published Jul 2, 2009

“He (Levi Johnston) thinks that by talking publicly about how the Palins prevented him from seeing his son, he was able to pressure the governor to give him more access. He now sees Tripp a few times a week, when Bristol swings by to drop him off…”

No political pundit can publicly mention Levi Johnston as being a possible reason because it cannot be tangibly proven, that would only help to empower Levi Johnston even further, and that would probably upset the Palins to the point where they could lose their political job!

Mitch Dworkin - Dallas, Texas
http://mitchdworkin.com/

Posted by: MitchDworkin | July 4, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Quick, send some jelly to Alaska!

(This witch is toast!)

Posted by: wthu | July 4, 2009 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin - the only person on Earth that can make Governor Sanford look solid and stable.

Posted by: Hawaiiexpat | July 4, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

I've been amused by the contention that this resignation was some sort of brilliant political move. You have to be drinking a lot of Kool Aid to think that. She resigned in full panic mode--the only question that remains is what caused the panic?
There's a chance we might never find out. I smell a deal here... her resignation from office for an end to an investigation.
I'm equally amused that some people think liberals are afraid of her. Quite the opposite. I hope she runs for president in 2012 and I hope she secures the nomination. To have an incoherent quitter of a Republican nominee is a dream come true.
And for those who point out that Obama didn't finish his senate term as a response to Sarah's hasty exit, you're absolutely right. He didn't. Do I need to tell you why or do you need more Kool Aid first?

Posted by: 49orfight | July 4, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse

The Fix's most prolific and most Palin-like Palin support is notably absent from this thread.

Gee I wonder why.

He also had little to say when Coleman conceded.

Quite a week for dashed hopes, eh?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Bad for democrats because I think the party needs to be challenged to reach it's full potential.

==

Agreed on this. But Palin wouldn't be the one to challenge them, she would be merely oppositional, not creative.

Democrats need a real foil, as Einstein was to Bohr, but Palin isn't it. She would just cheapen and lower the discourse with her brainless ambition and her endless viciousness.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

She attracts controversy because in her person is distilled to purity everything that is so very wrong with the far right. She's smirky, she's smug, she takes pride in her ignorance, she's nasty, she's ambitious, and she's a fundamentalist.

Liberals hate her because she's achieved so much notoriety without having done anything to earn it, and conmservatives love her because she's a nasty piece of work, and because liberals hate her.

Social conservatives see her as one of their own; intolerant, baiting, vicious. And what with everything they believe in having collapsed like a Minnesota bridge, they cling to someone whose star hadn't yet waned.

Ooops.

She's trash. Now she's on the heap.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Please, PLEASE don't tell me this means she is going to rove around the lower 48 trying to position herself as a frontrunner for the Republican primaries in 2012. Can't she STAY in Alaska??

Posted by: yh132 | July 3, 2009 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Over 500 comments in only seven hours shows what strong feelings this woman creates.
It's like she's Adolf Hitler with teets.
A deranged mind with the ability to lead the mob.
She'll make a great senator.

Posted by: seemstome | July 3, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Can't even finish a single term as Alaska governor because, among other things, some blogger made a mean cartoon about her.

boo-hoo.

What happens if you're President and you're faced with a REAL crisis? You gonna cut and run...again?

THIS is what the Republican party has become. The party of idiots and wankers who cling to "birther" conspiracy theories.

Posted by: Hawaiiexpat | July 3, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

As a moderate, I'm pretty disappointed on seeing Palin going down this path. I think this is bad for Republicans, Democrats and Palin herself.

Bad for republicans because she is not a moderate republican candidate, is unable to reach moderates and therefore can't win a general election.

Bad for democrats because I think the party needs to be challenged to reach it's full potential.

Bad for Palin because she's giving up something she is at least doing a reasonable job of for something she just can't win.

Sad day all-around.

Posted by: fjt123 | July 3, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

proof positive that the woman is a blooming idiot. Have we not elected enough criminals to public office let alone one who has absolutely no idea of how to run her state let alone the entire country. but this is the united states and i'm sure that there will be thousands of people willing to provide her the opportunity.

Posted by: htonamie | July 3, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

If she was smart...which she's not...she'd do the talk show circuit, write a book and maybe get a TV show and make some money before her 15 minutes are up. Romney in 2012.

Posted by: nobama2012 | July 3, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

If she was smart...which she's not...she'd do the talk show circuit, write a book and maybe get a TV show and make some money before her 15 minutes are up. Romney in 2012.

Posted by: nobama2012 | July 3, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Palin has just confirmed my previous suspicions that she is a complete idiot. Who in their right minds would even consider her a viable candidate for the Presidency. Have we not elected enough criminals to public office?

Posted by: htonamie | July 3, 2009 11:19 PM | Report abuse

We here in Australia really do follow a lot of your politic's with regards to the race for the Presidency of the United States of America. Sarah Palin,I must say you would have to be kidding the majority of fair-minded people if you think you could make a difference being the GOP candidate for the presidency.No disrespect madame Palin you are a beautiful woman,very charismatic,very picture post!But in the intelligence department I think you will be the butt of jokes for people all over the world and in your country.With respect madame Palin don't put yourself in that position of ridicule. Millions have watched some of your not so great moments on Televison Interviews particularly with Kate Couric.Please don't do that to yourself and your family.

Posted by: pawiporou | July 3, 2009 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Maybe now the full story on Track will come out. As anyone with their ear to the ground in Alaska knows, he got into some serious legal difficulty as an 11th + 12th grader and given a choice by the judge of jail or the army, he chose to be a " patriot" as his mother often tells us. What did he do? Think major school vandalism as a junior and senior year a similar activity as his almost brother-in-laws mom was nailed for. Stay tuned.

Posted by: kathycly1 | July 3, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

She has convinced herself of her own importance...how nice for her...I don't think she will convince too many others. Women especially should be appalled at the thought of her as our first female president.
I would NEVER vote for her not even for dog catcher as this is a job that requires some intelligence.

Posted by: nhgal628 | July 3, 2009 10:53 PM | Report abuse

"nstead of taking America by Jihad,Obama wants his religion spread by peaceful practices."

==

Obama isn't a Muslim, he's a Christian, as you know.

And of course next time you want to rag on Rev. Wright, Obama will be a Christian again.

Bloody idiot.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Sarah who ?

Posted by: ashafer_usa | July 3, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

to mcap52 and your ilk:
WTF??? You must be a dittohead, meaning you have no thought of your own.
So you think that Palin will go quietly into the sunset and not seek the spot light?
When will you, you freakin’ idiot, wake up???
She seeks attention at every chance. She’s the consummate opportunist. She probably hasn’t the time to be governor anymore and wants to spend all her time giving policy speeches on energy independence and national security, you know, issues so dear to her that she speaks about them all the time, right?
Bring her on!!!

Posted by: dpg1 | July 3, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow,now that she is stepping aside and will be out of the spot-light who will the psycho libs trash?

==

"libs"

Why is it that all you GOP supporters write like little kids? "Libs," "lol," and exclamation points in clusters.

As for whom we'll trash, who ya got? Not much left to trash. Your heroes all have feet of clay.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

I get so sick of seeing the comments about Ms. Palin starting her campaign now.

==

She's not starting a campaign, this would be the worst imaginable way to do it.

She's probably facing arrest.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I get so sick of seeing the comments about Ms. Palin starting her campaign now. Let's not forget that Mr Obama started his campaign early, and he won. She is trying to get some of these Republicans assembled to help her. It worked for Obama because his campaigning was superb. All of the news commentators even state that for Ms Palin to win or even get in the game she needs to start early just like Obama did.

Posted by: eyeglasses | July 3, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

I get so sick of seeing the comments about Ms. Palin starting her campaign now. Let's not forget that Mr Obama started his campaign early, and he won. She is trying to get some of these Republicans assembled to help her. It worked for Obama because his campaigning was superb. All of the news commentators even state that for Ms Palin to win or even get in the game she needs to start early just like Obama did.

Posted by: eyeglasses | July 3, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Wow,now that she is stepping aside and will be out of the spot-light who will the psycho libs trash?This will surely prove whether the infatuation is real or not,there would be no reason to talk about somebody no longer holding a political office.
Would like to add that thanx to our Anointed One and his speech in Cairo there will be 100,000 Quran holy books given to all holders of political office capable of "shaping public opinion".Instead of taking America by Jihad,Obama wants his religion spread by peaceful practices.

WHEN WILL YOU FREAKIN IDIOTS WAKE UP???

Posted by: mcap52 | July 3, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Palin isn't in Reagan's league. Reagan could give a speech, Reagan could appeal to people who disagreed with his politics.

Where are the "Palin Democrats?" Nowhere to be seen.

Underestimating Palin is all but impossible

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Geez - those Republican are dropping like flies. She can't deal or cope with "politics as usual" in her own Republican controlled state? What did she say at the Republican convention last September?
"This was the spirit that brought me to the governor's office when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau, when I stood up to the special interests and the lobbyists and the Big Oil companies and the good old boys. Suddenly, I realized that sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That's why true reform is so hard to achieve. But with the support of the citizens of Alaska, we shook things up and in short order we put the government of our state back on the side of the people."
So... you walk away? Well there's a fighter with gut's. Apparantly reform WAS to hard to achieve. Then again, maybe Alaskans have finally caught on to what the majority of us figured out before the election - that is she is all rhetoric and little substance. She saw the writing on the wall and bolted.
Hey Dem's, don't write this babbling bimbo off too soon. Heck, this nation elected Bush42 twice and we all know how much sense he made. America's capacity for discernment can be frightening.

Posted by: dpg1 | July 3, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

ngg426:

Sometimes things are exactly as they appear.

Afraid of her? Afraid of what?

No, we actually do despise her, for the reasons given.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan was also a moron and repeatedly showed a lack of understanding on key issues, but over half the voters fell for his brand of leadership--twice. Do not underestimate Palin for she will appeal to the same type of voters.

Posted by: dogthinks | July 3, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Sarah for President?! It's a wonder this woman can find her a$$ with both hands.

Posted by: jb1111 | July 3, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow, such nasty comments, the democrats are really afraid of her...

Anyone thinking that maybe she isn't giving up, but that she is going to run for a senate seat????

Posted by: ngg426 | July 3, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1 is STILL here? what a sick freak.

And he thinks ending every post with an exclamation point makes his drivel more persuasive. very weird.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | July 3, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

"http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/07/why-some-liberals-hate-sarah-palin.html

Posted by: DDAWD

==

That's a good analysis. We do indeed despise her comfort with being ignorant

Posted by: chrisfox8 "

Yeah, for me, it was the Bush thing. I always thought of her as another Bush.

Also, I didn't know that Nate Silver is a poker player. I'm surprised that he found such difficulty after the Safe Ports act. I do pretty well playing online. Albeit, I don't play to earn a living, but rather as a source of disposable income if I want to finance a plane ticket or something. It's nice extra cash for a poor grad student. Although if I did play full time, at the rate of money I make, I think I could easily be a professional player. I think I could make $2k per week just playing low stakes.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 3, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

that's the fun of this...
we will see if she qualifies as a candidate for the run to the white house.

and one cannot deny that President Obama can't make any mistakes for 3 1/2 years!
(((laughs)
He may just have a race.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Come on babe, still waiting for you to say something half-way intelligent. I know it must be hard.

Yeah, it is hard to address issues with a sound mind instead of a racist leaning one.
But when all else fails, one can insult.
It works on the Internet alot better.
No face to face confrontation cschotta.
You are safe, no?

Cause I don't have to look at what I am certainly visualizing as a "good ole boy with a bottle of Bud, with the belly hanging out while he sits...
preaching from his chair, scratching himself, yelling YOOHOOO at his entries.

Still wondering about "what life is truly all about" from a conservative. And that conservative women believe question.

Too busy insulting?


Little "good ole boy" comrarderie this 4th of July.
Just warms my cockels Bobby Jo Dawson. n a sound way on the Internet.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

She does not need to resign now to run for president in 2012. She just needs to not run for reelection. If there are such serious family problems that she feels she has to resign (and take even less experience into a possible presidential run than she otherwise would have), what would she have done were she 6 months into her term as VP? Left John McCain holding the bag? She should have thought about the effect on her family before becoming a state and national figure. Indeed, she and her husband might well focus on their family a little more. I find her to be immature and irresponsible.

Posted by: gnirol | July 3, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Actually, after seeing the video, it does seem like she is gearing up for a Presidential run. All the issues she talked about were national, not local issues. I think her whole being against politics as usual was just a way of justifying punting the job to the Lt. Gov. while moving to the bottom 48 to do more "important" things.

But it was a weird, stream of conscious, speech, wasn't it?

Posted by: DDAWD | July 3, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

they stood in line to vote! OUCH!!!

didn't see any inked fingers there however, did ya?

Iran stood in line to vote

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

Really?

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0211-24.htm

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Please visit http://www.massresistance.org
Also http:drjudithreisman.org
http://www.silentscream.org
Also goggle Boston Children's Hospital Sex Change Clinic
Also goggle Planned Parent Hood
http://wwwdawnstafanowicz.org

Posted by: boski66 | July 3, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Palin should get a job she is truly qualified for as a pundit on Fox "news." How anyone in this country thinks she is qualified to be president of the United States is beyond my understanding.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | July 3, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

cschotta: i'll bite:

World threat! PERIOD!
--Says the Bush Family. Baby Bush did sell it to the UN though, in Feb 2003.

Would have had nuclear bomb by now! PERIOD!
---See, that darn dog. Didn't do your research of the 80s now cschotta. Wrong answer.

Do you wait until he has the bomb before you invade, einstein?
--Well, I am not sure. Let's ask Russia who has the bomb, India, and some other folks around the neighborhood (as long as they aren't pregnant or gay).

Saddam gone! PERIOD!
--Osama Bin Laden and Dr. Zawahiri not.

Bush won---legacy not looking very strong now.
Iraq won--jury still out but we do have an embassy that needs 30,000 to operate.
Liberals lost! PERIOD!!--
Nah, we have the Rahm-a-tolla.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo |

You make about as much sense as : YES WE CAN!
Don't recall Russia or India being a threat to the middle east, do you?
bin Ladin and Al Zawahiri are hiding in caves and their only threat comes from their video-cast from CNN. Once again, thank you Bush!

Come on babe, still waiting for you to say something half-way intelligent. I know it must be hard. Maybe you can ask the Huffington Post for some help. Before you know it, you will be left with nothing to say but: I know you are but what am I
I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I I know you are but what am I.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

There is not one word about "focussing on a presidential run" -- this is pure fabrication. Nothing could be further from the truth. The woman is simply tired and fed up -- she has had it. Perhaps it was that new exposé in Vanity Fair which showed her how little her chances are even within the ranks of her own party. Or perhaps someone finally took her aside to explain that her appeal is limited to only a small segment of the populace, not nearly enough for the Republican party to actually win an election.

Posted by: dunnhaupt | July 3, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

cschotta:
"The last thing a soldier needs to worry about is the queer next to him."

careful, your pit bull is scratching your tattoo.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

they stood in line to vote! OUCH!!!

didn't see any inked fingers there however, did ya?

Iran stood in line to vote

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Let me be the third to say it ..

GOOD RIDDANCE

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

chris:
saddam got it them from the infamous non -existent yellow cake.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo

Non-existent, only in the minds of the mentally challenged!
Reality really must sux, eh lib?


http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5316183

But honestly, I love reading such ignorance!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

cschotta: i'll bite:

World threat! PERIOD!
--Says the Bush Family. Baby Bush did sell it to the UN though, in Feb 2003.

Would have had nuclear bomb by now! PERIOD!
---See, that darn dog. Didn't do your research of the 80s now cschotta. Wrong answer.

Do you wait until he has the bomb before you invade, einstein?
--Well, I am not sure. Let's ask Russia who has the bomb, India, and some other folks around the neighborhood (as long as they aren't pregnant or gay).

Saddam gone! PERIOD!
--Osama Bin Laden and Dr. Zawahiri not.

Bush won---legacy not looking very strong now.
Iraq won--jury still out but we do have an embassy that needs 30,000 to operate.
Liberals lost! PERIOD!!--
Nah, we have the Rahm-a-tolla.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

chris:
the big question here is..
did Iraqi's stand in line for bread and toilet paper?
Then we can sell the folks on communism (for mission accomplished)

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

They stood in line to vote! OUCH!!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Here's another link to more on her cause for resigning:

http://www.andrewhalcro.com/palin_resigns_exit_stage_right

Posted by: jhbyer | July 3, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

chris:
saddam got it them from the infamous non -existent yellow cake.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Military men don't hang-out in gay bars, unless they want to be kicked out!

==

Oh MAN are you so wrong!

Gay bars in military towns are loaded with military men.

And hey, guess which role Marines usually take?

Not the one you'd guess.

Your life is a cartoon.

Posted by: chrisfox8


Enjoy your AIDS!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

"Focus on Presidential Run." Yeah right.

DailyKos is reporting the resignation is because she is the subject of a criminal probe. This is her meltdown before the countdown to the lockdown. That's what the nervousness was about.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/3/749649/-MELTDOWN:Palin-Blames-Bloggers(Potential-BOMBSHELL:-Shes-Under-a-Criminal-Probe!!)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July


You quote the DailyKook? What's next, Huff-n-Stuff?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

where would Saddam have gotten a nuclear weapon?

One born every minute

Posted by: chrisfox8 |

This is the last time I do your homework for you. You must have been in a coma!!
You are Obama's dream, dumb and able to vote!!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gunning/etc/arsenal.html

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

There's another shoe waiting to drop here.

(1) To resign is not a way to improve chances for 2012, on the contrary, it ends them

(2) She was nervous as hell

(3) She has a $600K legal defense fund

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

boski66:
i'm trying to get an "amen" for that entry but I can't find one yet.

Those GODLESS liberals--
Wipe them all out, eh?

They conduct Sunday school and tell boys and girls (under 10) that they have a wonderful BOOK ON JESUS in the back room and come with them to read it...

ummm, wait......that's the Catholic priests!
Daddy, what's a Catholic liberal?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

"Focus on Presidential Run." Yeah right.

DailyKos is reporting the resignation is because she is the subject of a criminal probe. This is her meltdown before the countdown to the lockdown. That's what the nervousness was about.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/3/749649/-MELTDOWN:Palin-Blames-Bloggers(Potential-BOMBSHELL:-Shes-Under-a-Criminal-Probe!!)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 3, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

This is really weird.

It's like a week or so ago when all the wingnuts were saying good for Sanford, he deserves a few days off on the Appalachian Trail!

I mean, plenty of bizarre stuff has already come out about Palin and her husband. But maybe there's more...like Trig isn't really her son?

Posted by: Bondosan | July 3, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Military men don't hang-out in gay bars, unless they want to be kicked out!

==

Oh MAN are you so wrong!

Gay bars in military towns are loaded with military men.

And hey, guess which role Marines usually take?

Not the one you'd guess.

Your life is a cartoon.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Barney Franks in the military. Soldiers are trained to kill and break things. The last thing a soldier needs to worry about is the queer next to him.

==

You ought to visit a gay bar in a military town and take a look at all the regulation haircuts.

It'd be a real eye-opener for an idiot such as yourself.

Posted by: chrisfox8


Is that your hang-out? lol!!!
Military men don't hang-out in gay bars, unless they want to be kicked out!
Great comments,keep them coming!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

(*chortle*)

where would Saddam have gotten a nuclear weapon?

One born every minute

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

cschotta: you stated
I'm the idiot? Does Kuwait ring a bell? Hussein was a threat to American interests, Mid East peace and international security. Saddam was actively trying to build a nuclear bomb and would have had one by now!"

BUZZZ---wrong answer.
Did your pit bull (i know you have one) eat your homework on the WMD issue?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo


World threat! PERIOD!
Would have had nuclear bomb by now! PERIOD!
Do you wait until he has the bomb before you invade, einstein?
Saddam gone! PERIOD!
Bush won, Iraq won, liberals lost! PERIOD!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Barney Franks in the military. Soldiers are trained to kill and break things. The last thing a soldier needs to worry about is the queer next to him.

==

You ought to visit a gay bar in a military town and take a look at all the regulation haircuts.

It'd be a real eye-opener for an idiot such as yourself.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

I think she's scared out of her wits right now, knowing that she's on her way to the slammer.

==

That would make me click my heels in midair.

Not as good as getting torn apart by wolves, but you can't have everything

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
you believe we have the best military in the world? We are 5% of the population of the world.
We are running out of men and women left and right. They don't learn the technology as we rack them, stack them and pack them out to war. We don't armor them enough.

Betcha you like don't ask don't tell ALOT.
I won't invite you to dinner and you can't live in MY neighborhood, but you can die on the field of battle for me.

Matter of fact: I am now pausing for laughter after absorbing "we removed saddam to remove a world threat".
Along with "I believe like most conservative women believe"....which, I BElIEVE, you haven't answered.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

Sense when are we running out of soldiers? Recruiting is up, bad news for you! We don't armor them enough? Really? Some of our armor may end up not working as we'd like, but we do as best we can for the situation. It's a war honey, it's not perfect, mistakes happen, but the key is to learn from them!
Yeah, I love don't ask don't tell-the last thing the military needs is a bunch of Barney Franks in the military. Soldiers are trained to kill and break things. The last thing a soldier needs to worry about is the queer next to him.
Saddam wasn't a world threat, really? Let's see, invaded Kuwait and would have had the bomb by now if it wasn't for Bush.

Hope you enjoy the link. Bet you didn't think you'd get such a educational experience today did ya? Welcome to reality lib!!
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31143

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

StephenDLombardi :
why not act contrary to what the party stands for --RNC is in a re-defining moment big time. I said it before. She should tell RNC to take a hike, fund it herself (with t-shirts), and NOT align herself with Rush or Steele at all.

cschotta: you stated
I'm the idiot? Does Kuwait ring a bell? Hussein was a threat to American interests, Mid East peace and international security. Saddam was actively trying to build a nuclear bomb and would have had one by now!"

BUZZZ---wrong answer.
Did your pit bull (i know you have one) eat your homework on the WMD issue?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Why was she so nervous giving her speech?"

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

I noticed the same thing. For whatever else one might say about Palin, she's usually quite poised in front of a camera. My guess is that someone has told her in stark terms what is coming down the pike, legally. I think she's scared out of her wits right now, knowing that she's on her way to the slammer.

Stay tuned. This is going to be good.

Posted by: MagicDog1 | July 3, 2009 8:36 PM
____________
I hope you're right. I still remember those hate rallies she'd sponsor that terrified BHO's family.

Journalist Charley James had Phalin pegged right from the beginning but the MSM wouldn't listen. They were too busy Broder-ating.
Here's James's original reporting:

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/05/alaskans-speak-in-a-frightened-whisper-palin-is-%E2%80%9Cracist-sexist-vindictive-and-mean%E2%80%9D/

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 3, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

WILL FOX SPORTS BEAT ESPN TO PALIN'S DOOR?

Go to: http://www.Scribbler50.net/FoxPhila94/UnjustlyTargeted/HorrificGovernor

Posted by: scribbler50 | July 3, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

chris:
the big question here is..
did Iraqi's stand in line for bread and toilet paper?
Then we can sell the folks on communism (for mission accomplished)

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Liberty---Liberal---Liberty
How about come common sense...
Which mags do you read?

Posted by: harryk1 | July 3, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
you believe we have the best military in the world? We are 5% of the population of the world.
We are running out of men and women left and right. They don't learn the technology as we rack them, stack them and pack them out to war. We don't armor them enough.

Betcha you like don't ask don't tell ALOT.
I won't invite you to dinner and you can't live in MY neighborhood, but you can die on the field of battle for me.

Matter of fact: I am now pausing for laughter after absorbing "we removed saddam to remove a world threat".
Along with "I believe like most conservative women believe"....which, I BElIEVE, you haven't answered.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Didn't say Saddam was a nice guy, I said Iraqis were better off while he was in charge.

You need to read that as "things are actually WORSE now,"

rather than as

"Saddam was a decent sort"

Posted by: chrisfox8


Let's see, democracy or dictatorship. Don't believe the Iraq men's soccer team has to worry about Uday torturing them when they lose.

I honestly can't believe your liberal thoughts. Rush is right, you people are just on a different planet!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Liberals- Bowels of Hell Abortion- homosexuality- Lying, Cheating, Vulgar and vile language and deeds

Conservatives - Seeking God and Heaven, Confessing Sin, Repenting, teaching youths morals, principals and values. Not perfect but aiming high rather than those low blows.

Sarah - We Love You!!!

Can't blame you for not wanting the vicious attacks that you and your family has encountered. Liberals don't have any sense, they are mean spirited and Godless.
I'm sure whatever path you choose will be better than the political bowel movement that belongs in the sewer. I am waiting for God, For Jesus to come and rescue us.
You are Loved By So Many- Not because your perfect, but because you tried and tried. It only makes us want you more and more.

God Bless You and Yours

As for the loonies, the left nut jobs
Go to _ell!!!

Posted by: boski66 | July 3, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

According to MSNBC, she's leaving politics entirely or so say sources who work with her.

Posted by: jhbyer | July 3, 2009 7:28 PM
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Sounds about right. What's going on with Phalin will come out within 24 hours...it always does.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 3, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Once again the Republican Party puts forth one more bridge to nowhere. The non-Christian-right who still call themselves Republicans, have to put up with one more party leader acting contrary to what the party stands for and that forces intelligent, sensible and fiscal conservative voters to question how they can vote Republican. Palin has been a disaster since the first drivel coming out of her yap. Every time she opens it she appears dumber than the last time. This isn’t a beauty contest she’s in; it’s about doing the hard work to run a state without picking fights with everyone who might vote for a Democrat. She seems to strive not on accomplishment but on controversy. She’s like Pigpen, wherever she been is a cloud of dust and debris. She’s stepping aside because … who cares she’s been nothing but a distraction and an embarrassing one at that. She wants a participation trophy for showing up. She’s a disgrace to the party and to women in general. Like I said; good riddance. Maybe they can use her grinding bait on the Deadliest Catch.

Posted by: StephenDLombardi | July 3, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

"Why was she so nervous giving her speech?"

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

I noticed the same thing. For whatever else one might say about Palin, she's usually quite poised in front of a camera. My guess is that someone has told her in stark terms what is coming down the pike, legally. I think she's scared out of her wits right now, knowing that she's on her way to the slammer.

Stay tuned. This is going to be good.

Posted by: MagicDog1 | July 3, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Yeah-is this new to you?

Posted by: cschotta1

==

How was a guy with no weapons a world threat?

You're a complete idiot

Posted by: chrisfox8

I'm the idiot? Does Kuwait ring a bell? Hussein was a threat to American interests, Mid East peace and international security. Saddam was actively trying to build a nuclear bomb and would have had one by now!

God you're about as dumb as they come!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

The woman started a legal defense fund this spring, and now she's quit the governorship. This isn't about a run at national office. She's getting ready to try and keep herself the hell out of jail.

==

This makes a lot more sense than a presidential run following an early resignation

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

The woman started a legal defense fund this spring, and now she's quit the governorship. This isn't about a run at national office. She's getting ready to try and keep herself the hell out of jail.

Posted by: MagicDog1 | July 3, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Didn't say Saddam was a nice guy, I said Iraqis were better off while he was in charge.

You need to read that as "things are actually WORSE now,"

rather than as

"Saddam was a decent sort"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Iraq is better off with Saddam. Classic liberal statement. Good one!!!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

Under Saddam the electricity stayed on, and the cops came when you called, and only people potentially a threat to him were in danger.

More important to US interests, Islamic radicals had no power.

After Saddam the power is spotty, the cops don't come, and everyone's threatened.

And Islamic radicals are everywhere.

Posted by: chrisfox8

Here's a little reality to you lib about Iraq before Saddam (the nice dictator) was removed from power.
I can only excuse your ignorance if you were either in a coma for over 8 years or your parents fed you crack as a baby. Which is it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Saddam_Hussein's_Iraq

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Why was she so nervous giving her speech?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

broadway:
she won the 15 indictments. they were dropped.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:19 PM
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Thanks, TBN. Hard to keep track of Phalin's legal issues. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 3, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Yeah-is this new to you?

Posted by: cschotta1

==

How was a guy with no weapons a world threat?

You're a complete idiot

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

"We removed Saddam to remove a world threat, which by the way, both Bill Clinton and John Kerry had stated needed to be done."

well gee, what a consensus.

Now let me try to absorb this:
We removed Saddam to remove a world threat.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo


Yeah-is this new to you?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

NY Times Reports that a "series of highly unflattering emails between Palin, her husband Todd and others are about to be released..."

Oh how joyous to watch the final sputtering moments of the Regional Republican Party, formerly the National Republican Party

Posted by: bobnsri | July 3, 2009 8:02PM
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Me thinks bobnsri's got it right and "the Fix" is lost in BroderWorld. Phalin is gone from politics.

A 41-inch personality is not a qualification for President, Vice President, Governor, or dogcatcher. BTW, Phalin, you can now call BHO "President S@mbo" (based on Charley James's great reporting). Thank you very much.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 3, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Iraq is better off with Saddam. Classic liberal statement. Good one!!!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

Under Saddam the electricity stayed on, and the cops came when you called, and only people potentially a threat to him were in danger.

More important to US interests, Islamic radicals had no power.

After Saddam the power is spotty, the cops don't come, and everyone's threatened.

And Islamic radicals are everywhere.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
in truth, i was behind President Bush in taking the window of opportunity he did to go into Iraq at the time he did.
He just messed up, that's all.

Saddam was the enemy of my generation.
I am glad he is gone.
But man, it was the old divide and conquer all the way live.
Not terra.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

Well, we have messed up in many wars, including WWII. Wars weren't covered like they are today!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

broadway:
she won the 15 indictments. they were dropped.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

"We removed Saddam to remove a world threat, which by the way, both Bill Clinton and John Kerry had stated needed to be done."

well gee, what a consensus.

Now let me try to absorb this:
We removed Saddam to remove a world threat.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

We removed Saddam from power. PERIOD!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

Only after we were absolutely certain he had no weapons to resist us with.

How do we do with nations that have any ability to fight back? Just as Kim Jong Il, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iraq was better off under Saddam.

Posted by: chrisfox8


We have the greatest military in the world, the question is, will this coward in the White House let the military do it's job?

Iraq is better off with Saddam. Classic liberal statement. Good one!!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

If you're a Palin supporter, you have a website, and you want to strike back at those who've smeared her

==

Nobody needed to smear her. She did herself in.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
in truth, i was behind President Bush in taking the window of opportunity he did to go into Iraq at the time he did.
He just messed up, that's all.

Saddam was the enemy of my generation.
I am glad he is gone.
But man, it was the old divide and conquer all the way live.
Not terra.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

If you're a Palin supporter, you have a website, and you want to strike back at those who've smeared her, here's how to do it:

http://24ahead.com/sarah-palin-resigning-alaskan-governor-what-supporters-can-d

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | July 3, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

That Palin is giving up the Governor's job is an objective fact.

The rest of the Fix post--that she is doing so to run for POTUS in 2012--sounds WAY off the mark and conflicts with others' reporting.

With the 10+ ethics investigations pending and steep legal bills, it could be she just had a Michael Jackson-sized meltdown...or there's scandal brewing that's not public yet. She will be remembered for, well...

Kennedy: Ask not what your country can do for you,....

MLK: I have a dream.

Churchill: This was our finest hour.

Truman: The buck stops here.

Mrs. Todd Phalin (allegedly, possibly): I have to go the ladies' room.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 3, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
"My beliefs are in range with most conservative women, who appreciate what life truly is all about."
--What is that? What is life truly all about in your conservative "do it my way at all cost" mind?
What do "most conservative women" believe?
And you believe with them...?
As long as they don't have an abortion at 18. Or go to high school pregnant?


"Liberals who preach abortion are most likely single for a reason and very bitter. Hope you enjoy their conversation".
First off, lose the word PREACH. Old school.
You cannot stand that ABORTION is part of the law in Roe vs Wade.
What if your daughter got pregnant by a brother across the tracks. Or your son had fun one night and surprise surprise surprise!
What would you do? And do NOT say it would NEVER happen.
Come on now. I see the Confederate flag waving.....
How many beers do you drink cschotta1; on a Friday night? I was a bartender in my life. I can gauge alcoholic racists in a New York second.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is her party's #1 money tree. She knows it and every member of her party knows it. So how does she use that?

Step 1: Get to know the midterm (R) candidates. Travel lots. Raise $$ for the (R) in return for 2012 support from "the base".

Step 2: Raise money for the key 2010 races -- while getting 2012 commitments in return. If you want Sarah to raise $$ for your campaign in your district or state, you are sworn to team Palin.

Step 3: After the 2010 elections, focus on 2012 by making frequent appearances and raising tons of $$.

Step 4: Call in favors because most Republicans will be reluctant to run against the money tree (see Bush 2000).

Step 5: Lose to Obama in 2012. OK, so its not a perfect plan ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 3, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

i think cschotta1 ate the lettuce from the lunch scene of "W".
1% chance.

We removed Saddam from power. PERIOD!
--We pre-emptively attacked under the excuse of WMD when it was always REGIME CHANGE.
Iraq is now a democracy. PERIOD! Elections don't make democracy. HELLO IRAN!
Reality sux, eh lib? PERIOD
Yeah, you and your bethren possess something that is not rightfully yours.
Brains

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

Still trying to be funny, but it ain't working. We removed Saddam to remove a world threat, which by the way, both Bill Clinton and John Kerry had stated needed to be done.
My brains told me that someone who runs for POTUS, with no political success, who hangs around Bill Ayers, George Soros and has nothing but meaningless slogans and a giant ego, will most likely fail as president. Sorry lib, proof is in the puddin!

YES WE CAN-give me a fc**in break!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

When Bullwinkle's little sister resigns as Governor, she becomes just a personality trying to get nominated. Since she has no governmental functions to attend to keep her antlers in the spotlight, she has to constantly seek invitations to be a national personality. Given her early Goldie hawn like ability to master her lines, she won't make it on gravitas. So for three years she runs around being the Ultra Rights BTAH joker, and then she expects the center to vote for her?

If her advisers aren't any smarter than that, she ought to fire the lot of them.

Maybe she will move her campaign headquarters to Beunos Aires to be closer to her chosen running mate.

Panford/Salin 2012

Posted by: ceflynline | July 3, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

If she does run for president, she, as well as the other GOP candidates, must be ready for debates with President Obama, and against one another. President Obama is bright, knows the issues, will have been president for 3 years by the time there is a debate, and knows how to communicate the rhetoric. A PG version—he knows how to cowpoop very well. Ever since former President Clinton, there has been a standard for verbal communication—he completely overwhelmed former President Bush in those debates. So must the GOP candidate against President Obama. The GOP candidates did a lousy job in the 2008 presidential debates.

Frankly, I don’t know if the Governor of Alaska is President of the United States material. She was mayor of a small town and I’m not sure if Alaska has the same standards as other states for governor. Would she have been elected governor in any other state? Had she graduated from an elite university with an advanced degree, she would probably have a better chance. She is not worldly or ‘global’.

Then there is the issue of whether the South (and maybe other parts of the country) would be willing to vote for a woman.

And she is socially conservative. What does that mean anyway when issues like abortion and gay marriage are left up to the states? I am indifferent to her social conservatism. Fiscal conservatism is another matter—fiscal conservatism will not be possible in the transition to a green economy and reform of entitlement programs and healthcare—and there needs to be continued tax increases on the wealthy. And to continue the needed regulation of our financial system, a conservative cannot be in the White House. What kind of platform on which would she, or another GOP candidate, run? It would be her, or another candidate’s, job to convince a majority of the American people to vote for a Republican.

Posted by: SuzanneVesely | July 3, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

We removed Saddam from power. PERIOD!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

Only after we were absolutely certain he had no weapons to resist us with.

How do we do with nations that have any ability to fight back? Just as Kim Jong Il, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iraq was better off under Saddam.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

it's also a right for a woman to blow an a** hole away who is trying to spread her legs for her.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

If only Juanita Broaddrick had done that to Bill Clinton.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

i think cschotta1 ate the lettuce from the lunch scene of "W".
1% chance.

We removed Saddam from power. PERIOD!
--We pre-emptively attacked under the excuse of WMD when it was always REGIME CHANGE.
Iraq is now a democracy. PERIOD! Elections don't make democracy. HELLO IRAN!
Reality sux, eh lib? PERIOD
Yeah, you and your bethren possess something that is not rightfully yours.
Brains

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

NY Times Reports that a "series of highly unflattering emails between Palin, her husband Todd and others are about to be released..."

Oh how joyous to watch the final sputtering moments of the Regional Republican Party, formerly the National Republican Party

Posted by: bobnsri | July 3, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

It's a women's decision to not spread her legs! After that, it's a life!

==

I'm sure your attitude toward women has gotten you far in life.

brrrrr this is what I dislike about the Internet, there is no other way I would ever have a conversation with someone as pointedly stupid as you

Posted by: chrisfox8 |


My beliefs are in range with most conservative women, who appreciate what life truly is all about. Liberals who preach abortion are most likely single for a reason and very bitter. Hope you enjoy their conversation!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

it's also a right for a woman to blow an a** hole away who is trying to spread her legs for her.

gee cschotta1--you gettin' riled?

watch it chris...riled republican!
or is that riled conservative?
(((visual of (insert word))))))

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
"I don't think Saddam would agree with that one. Nice Try! Just hate the fact we won in Iraq, eh lib?"

i don't hate.
we will see if we won in Iraq.
If viewed as a contest at this time.
I have the newspaper of the statue coming down on my wall. Do you know the date?

"The war is lost" D-Reid
"The CIA lied to me" D-Pelosi
2 quotes that will go down in infamy!

I can roll on the Pelosi issue if you would like. Did you do your research?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo


We removed Saddam from power. PERIOD!
Iraq is now a democracy. PERIOD!
Reality sux, eh lib? PERIOD!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I think she has done something really, really bad. It doesn't make sense to resign before the next election otherwise. I'm betting she's joining the crowd of other "posible Republican presidential contenders" and is having a messy affair.

Posted by: sgsenger | July 3, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

It's a women's decision to not spread her legs! After that, it's a life!

==

I'm sure your attitude toward women has gotten you far in life.

brrrrr this is what I dislike about the Internet, there is no other way I would ever have a conversation with someone as pointedly stupid as you

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
"I don't think Saddam would agree with that one. Nice Try! Just hate the fact we won in Iraq, eh lib?"

i don't hate.
we will see if we won in Iraq.
If viewed as a contest at this time.
I have the newspaper of the statue coming down on my wall. Do you know the date?

"The war is lost" D-Reid
"The CIA lied to me" D-Pelosi
2 quotes that will go down in infamy!

I can roll on the Pelosi issue if you would like. Did you do your research?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but she was never qualified for political office, and I think she knew it. Cute, though. Another conservative bites the dust. Bye, Sarah.

Posted by: dudh | July 3, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps you can sing it the next time you are sucking the brains out of living fetus.

==

It's the mother's decision to make.

Don't like it? Move.

Posted by: chrisfox8


It's a women's decision to not spread her legs! After that, it's a life!
Why move, and miss the opportunity to see Roe vs Wade reversed, and watch the loony-toon show that will go on for years? Hopefully Canada will give libs a discount on air-fare!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
your tattoo is bleeding.

yes, why don't we put it to a vote.

in fact, let's put an unconstitutional issue out to the people to vote.

do it with specific intent and you have
what is called
treason.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

number one quote of all time was
Mission Accomplished

Posted by: TheBabeNemo


I don't think Saddam would agree with that one. Nice Try! Just hate the fact we won in Iraq, eh lib?

"The war is lost" D-Reid
"The CIA lied to me" D-Pelosi
2 quotes that will go down in infamy!


Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

dawd:
didn't she hint or say the run in the speech?
I definitely thought it was an "announcement".

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps you can sing it the next time you are sucking the brains out of living fetus.

==

It's the mother's decision to make.

Don't like it? Move.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't matter if she plans to run in 2012 or not, she doesn't stand a chance now.

We're actually closer to the last election than we are the midterms, to say nothing of the next presidential.

She's shown herself to be unstable and erratic, the same attributes that canned McCain.

I'm glad she's out, but I think it'll be a long time before she stops maneuvering for attention

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1: you are really going to love the new battle of same sex marriage. Your precious Roe vs Wade will never be re-visited. Awh, my strings are playing a Nazi war song for ya.


Really? How about we put both to vote? There's a reason liberals need judges to advance their preverted agenda. If Roe vs Wade will never be revisited, then why is the loony left so worried about it?

Didn't know you were familiar with Nazi war songs. Perhaps you can sing it the next time you are sucking the brains out of living fetus. Some "right", talk about a mental disorder.

"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be!"

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

number one quote of all time was
Mission Accomplished

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

"According to MSNBC, she's leaving politics entirely or so say sources who work with her."

This makes more sense to me than gearing up to run for President. I mean, she might change her mind later, but that's not the plan right now.

It might be that she just became overwhelmed by all this attention and scrutiny through her elevation to VP candidate a year ago. She doesn't strike me as a thick skinned person and you absolutely must be thick skinned to survive that kind of scrutiny. I don't think she's ever faced the kind of hatred and ridicule that she's faced in the last year. No one made fun of her on SNL, no one made a big deal on whether she would attend a dinner. No late night comedian made jokes about her daughter having sex with A-Rod. It might have been too much.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 3, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

chris--
i give her kudos for bucking the Friday 3pm press release Washington DC norm.
She's got CNN bumbling the minute it was released.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm in shock.

Not from the wackjob Palin's annoucement -- nothing she does surprises me -- but from the fact that cschotta1 is able to post so often when his keyboard is completely covered with jizz from looking at Palin's pics.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | July 3, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

cshotta1, LYAO means you amuse yourself. It's a good quality, but not a sign of intelligence.

Posted by: Kili


I'm not the one who voted for a failed community organizer, why, because I'm intelligent enough to know a failure when I see one.

CHANGE TO BELIEVE IN-#1 quote of all time!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/07/why-some-liberals-hate-sarah-palin.html

Posted by: DDAWD

==

That's a good analysis. We do indeed despise her comfort with being ignorant

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

now, isn't this special...
this is conservative(ism):
"Limited government, belief in god, family as social unit, fiscally responsibility, marriage between man/woman, and limited abortion. In other words, what over 40% of americans believe in".

limited government-if i am a republican bureaucrat and want my own agency (and plane), I can have it. Where's Poppy Bush?
I'm agnostic so I can't be conservative OR liberal. hmmmm-pretty much throws that belief in God thing out, no?
Family as a social unit. Yes, I was put on this land to pro-create and I will hold everyone to this.
Fiscal responsibility. Let's be conservative and save money (get the pool man on the phone NOW). Liberals can't be fiscally responsible. They aren't human.
They have no birth certificates to prove that they are human.
Well allrighty then,..NEXT
marriage between man & women. (love this topic because of the great state of Arizona)
BUZZ...wait...going into "emotional land" now. "Belief land".
Liberals can't believe that either. They are not human. Besides, the bible has no place in the Congressional Record or law.
And limited abortion....of course. How could I have missed that conservative one!

cschotta1: you are really going to love the new battle of same sex marriage. Your precious Roe vs Wade will never be re-visited. Awh, my strings are playing a Nazi war song for ya.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

cshotta1, LYAO means you amuse yourself. It's a good quality, but not a sign of intelligence.

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

According to MSNBC, she's leaving politics entirely or so say sources who work with her.

Posted by: jhbyer | July 3, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Republican strategist Ed Rollins:

"I think everyone is shocked by this, and I think to a certain extent everyone is going to assume there's another story. You don't just quit with a year and a half to go. You certainly don't do this as a stepping stone to run for president. You finish the job that you're in, and obviously she's not doing that," he said.

"I think people are going to be very suspicious because of the timing. You don't quit on the Friday of a three-day holiday. If you are going to do this, you think it through, you give a good speech,"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Hey, the MILF is cutting in on Michael J time.....thanks for the break, Sarah, now onto that Playboy layout we've been hoping for.....gotta make a living ya know... you betcha....seriously tho, she's got to be sick of this circus she's been in the middle of....can;t blame her at all for bailing out....is there an Arlen Spector scene coming?...now that would really be perfect....

Posted by: seakeys | July 3, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/07/why-some-liberals-hate-sarah-palin.html

I think you can figure out the subject from the URL.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 3, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a legend in her own mind and the reason why I voted Democrat for the first time last year . I think I know what she needs now .

Posted by: spankoz

How's that CHANGE going for ya? LMAO!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if she really is doing this to run for President. It doesn't make sense to quit before her term is even up. It's not like the election is this fall. It's more than three years away. I'm not sure it's a scandal brewing either since resigning certainly wouldn't prevent her from being investigated.

Perhaps its really to spend time with family? Maybe she's tired of the spotlight? She is a pretty flaky person, so it seems like something she'd do.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 3, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Behold the resume of the Republican party's Great White Hope:

Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a town with a population of 5,469 at the time she was mayor.

Elected governor of Alaska, no accomplishments to speak of in that office, quit in the midst of her first term.

Republicans who think this is a resume which will inspire voters to unhorse President Obama are suffering from a severe case of having a view of themselves which differs radically from the way they are viewed by others. It's a view so divorced from reality that in all seriousness I think it would qualify under some rules of thumb for defining "mental illness".

Posted by: douglaslbarber | July 3, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

-------------------------------------------
You failed to properly document her stunning achievements while Mayor:

1. Built a civic center that had massive cost overruns and left the city in serious debt.

2. Put up this civic center in a town that didn't have a water treatment plant.

3. Last but not least, kept the city free of attacks by witch doctors all the time she was mayor.

As for those whose views of her are so different, that's becuase it's a little difficult to have a clear view when their heads are lodged so snugly in their posteriors.

Aside to cschotta: your little comment about liberalism being the choice of cowards makes me want to ask, once again, why so many conservative chickenhawks did all they could to avoid military service when they were of draft age. Is this some badge of honor, that you avoided the draft with such fervor in order to be able to screw our country up later on ? I just don't understand how a cowardly draft dodger turned deserter like Bush could be looked at as anything but what I described. I guess in the big scheme of things he did his job for the limited amount of time that anyone can prove he was actually there, as there is not one recorded attempt by Oklahoma to invade Texas.

Posted by: dennissuper | July 3, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

cshotta1:
tell me, what is conservative?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo


Limited government, belief in god, family as social unit, fiscally responsibility, marriage between man/woman, and limited abortion. In other words, what over 40% of americans believe in.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a legend in her own mind and the reason why I voted Democrat for the first time last year . I think I know what she needs now .

Posted by: spankoz | July 3, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Ironically, speaking coherently is not among her strengths, not that I expect anyone in her audience to notice this deficiency.

Posted by: ThePhotogsBlog

==

The blog header says she's resigning to run for president in 2012, but where is this corroborated?

Her resignation speech is incoherent babble. She doesn't give a reason.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

I just listened to her speech. She didn't decide to do this very long ago.

I take it all back... are there any Alaskans reading this who can how odd this is for her?

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is showing us that she doesn't have the patience to govern, or the fire in the belly it takes to run for national office. She's going for the bucks and headed for the lecture circuit where she she hopes to get rich at the expense of the inbred morons that constitute most of the Republican Party.

Ironically, speaking coherently is not among her strengths, not that I expect anyone in her audience to notice this deficiency.

Posted by: ThePhotogsBlog | July 3, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
that's try number 3.

Do or do not. There is no try.

LIBERALISM....the gutless choice!

Darn, that free will and choice comes around again, doesn't it?
If I remember correctly, Hilter's final exit was a gutless choice.

SO you say...
Sense when have liberals liked living in a competitive society? It'a always tax the successful so the quitters don't have to work as much.

hey cschotta - what work?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo


?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

"Remember Alaska... America is now, more than ever, looking North to the Future. It'll be good. So God bless you, and from me and my family - to ALL Alaska - you have my heart."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

DID CILLIZZA GET THE WRONG MESSAGE? DID PALIN GET CAUGHT IN THE MOBBLOGGING?

Andrea Mitchell says:

"I have been told she is out of politics period."
"She has had it and [is] out of politics."
"She is fed up with politics, she doesn't like her life, she needs to raise her family."
"She really does not want to run for higher office."
"She has told some of her biggest backers in the national Republican party that they are free to chose other candidates for 2012."

Read more at http://thepage.time.com/andrea-mitchell-on-palin/

or if DHS is blocking that site,

go to

www.Scribbler.net/HelpMeTrappedInChocolateFactoryHersheyPA

Posted by: scribbler50 | July 3, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

cshotta1:
tell me, what is conservative?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Nazis, I can only imagine how Obama would be dealing with Hitler. Grabbing his ankles while giving the Furor the nuclear-suitcase!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

It's "Führer"

http://unitedcats.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/bush-abdullah.jpg

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Wow and I thought JakeD was a moron, this cshotta case makes him look almost like he has a brain.

Posted by: chrisfox8 |


So funny. Did your mommy's girlfriend write that one for ya?

LIBERALISM.....America's weakest-link!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
that's try number 3.

Do or do not. There is no try.

LIBERALISM....the gutless choice!

Darn, that free will and choice comes around again, doesn't it?
If I remember correctly, Hilter's final exit was a gutless choice.

SO you say...
Sense when have liberals liked living in a competitive society? It'a always tax the successful so the quitters don't have to work as much.

hey cschotta - what work?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Wow and I thought JakeD was a moron, this cshotta case makes him look almost like he has a brain.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

well, actually, the argument of "usage of the flag" is almost mute, no?
we wear it all the time. That was the point of the dylan remark.
Felicity Shagwell has an American Flag car.

the truth i heard was that in Nam, the flag was used for bandages at times.
and well...
times they began a changin'

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 7:04 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
LIBERALISM...where failure is expected?
In a competitive society, there is always a winner and a loser. In TQM's-- Plan, Do, Check, Act circular flow; you actually do "write in the failure". Perform the circular flow and (say it with me now)
C O N T I N U O U S L Y
I M P R O V E
T H E
P R O C E S S
I knew you would get it.

But repulsives don't fail, eh?
No, they do Mission Accomplished (S)

seems as though you are the one that is trying again.

You simply must go back to school cschotta and take some business management classes.
Make sure you wear your Nazi boots.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

Classic lib, you are making my day. Sense when have liberals liked living in a competitive society? It'a always tax the successful so the quitters don't have to work as much.

Speaking of Nazis, I can only imagine how Obama would be dealing with Hitler. Grabbing his ankles while giving the Furor the nuclear-suitcase!

LIBERALISM.....The gutless choice!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Did she insult the good residents of Alaaassskaaw by saying it was a waste of time to stay through the end of her term? For you repuglicants, her bother was interviewed on Faux News. He said he learned about her decision the same way we all did - her news conference. I guess he isn't considered "family"
I have never seen or heard her sooooo nervous. I guess those impending criminal charges must be weighing on her mind.

Posted by: roadhusseinrunner | July 3, 2009 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Resigning as Governor is the same as "quitting." Americans don't vote for quitters.

Posted by: JaneB08 | July 3, 2009 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Our wee Sarah can make a bundle on the speaker's circuit.

Too bad Ms Weymouth cancelled the "salons".

Posted by: bmschumacher | July 3, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Who coulda figured that after her uh stellar convention speech that she would end up being more entertaining than any comedian?

Retiring early from her first term as governor? She could finish the term and still have years to campaign.

Can't wait to see what she does for an encore.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

roadhusseinrunner :
let's all throw our shoes at her.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1: The one Obama refuses to wear, which happens to be the same one liberals feel burning is considered "freedom of speech"!

Would that be the same flag that Gov. Sarah Palin has repeatedly disrespected by wrapping hersrlf in it like it was a poncho, or using it as a limp prop in her photo shoots?

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/.a/6a00d83451c45669e2011570a779d9970c-popup

http://www.runnersworld.com/photo/sarahpalin/slide7.html

From Section §176. "Respect for flag" of the U.S. Flag Code:

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.


Posted by: whatmeregister | July 3, 2009 6:50 PM | Report


So when a US olympic athlete wraps himself/herself in the flag, it's being disrespectful? LOL!!
Just by watching that video, he says he will say his "patriotism" in other ways. His idea of patriotism: bashing the US on foreign soil, apologizing to the world for US actions for the last 200 years.

Come on lib, you got to try harder than this. This isn't the Huff-n-Puff website, where intelligence is NOT required!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

This is perfect! Someone said that trying to get different results from the same experiment is the definition of insanity ... or something like that.

With her in the race, then her party will quickly become embroiled in a circus benefitting the Dems. She has obviously quickly forgotten all of the damaging press she received post-election verifying all of the pre-election suspicions and more ... I can hardly contain my glee.

Posted by: WorldNet | July 3, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
LIBERALISM...where failure is expected?
In a competitive society, there is always a winner and a loser. In TQM's-- Plan, Do, Check, Act circular flow; you actually do "write in the failure". Perform the circular flow and (say it with me now)
C O N T I N U O U S L Y
I M P R O V E
T H E
P R O C E S S
I knew you would get it.

But repulsives don't fail, eh?
No, they do Mission Accomplished (S)

seems as though you are the one that is trying again.

You simply must go back to school cschotta and take some business management classes.
Make sure you wear your Nazi boots.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Hey Palin, where's your birth certificate you wacky-ass secessionist?

==

Probably right next to her passport

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

she did not decide not to run for re-election. she didn't even finish her first term. ridiculous. foolish. wackadoodle.

Posted by: frieda406 | July 3, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Waiting for the other shoe to drop - criminal charges that are coming very soon.

Posted by: roadhusseinrunner | July 3, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

lol!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

Why is it all the GOP trolls write like little kids?

Posted by: chrisfox8


It's the only way to communicate to liberals. D-oh!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1: The one Obama refuses to wear, which happens to be the same one liberals feel burning is considered "freedom of speech"!

Would that be the same flag that Gov. Sarah Palin has repeatedly disrespected by wrapping hersrlf in it like it was a poncho, or using it as a limp prop in her photo shoots?

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/.a/6a00d83451c45669e2011570a779d9970c-popup

http://www.runnersworld.com/photo/sarahpalin/slide7.html

From Section §176. "Respect for flag" of the U.S. Flag Code:

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.

Posted by: whatmeregister | July 3, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey Palin, where's your birth certificate you wacky-ass secessionist?

Posted by: klondie30 | July 3, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Is this what she referred to as "Cut and run" during the campaign?

Posted by: roadhusseinrunner | July 3, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

lol!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

Why is it all the GOP trolls write like little kids?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

chriss: (((((rolling again)

no, no, that's
I can see the White House by the light of an Alaskan moon.
That's M O O N.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo |


As compared to NObama thinking that there are 57 states?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

"Is that the best you can come up with? A sitting president against the Gov. of California? Care to try again? You are 0-2 by the way! lol!"

I'm just trying to figure out your rule for being conservative. I assumed you though McCain learned he wasn't conservative because he lost the election. If that wasn't what caused him to learn, then how did he learn he wasn't conservative?

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Poor poor narrow-minded rethugklans...

Tell me something must you always show your I.Q (that of an pre-schooler)?

Okay we understand Obama, Obino, Omonkey...etc. etc. etc.

zzzzzzzzzzzz "yawn" "yawn" "yawn"!!

Posted by: danson1 | July 3, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

bamccampbell:
got news for ya pilgrim..
Sarah shot the lame duck.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

"Either you're conservative or not. There's no middle ground, as John McCain found out!"

I see. So, Reagan wasn't conservative when he lost to Ford in 1976?

Posted by: Kili


Is that the best you can come up with? A sitting president against the Gov. of California? Care to try again? You are 0-2 by the way! lol!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Well, the Detroit Auto Company went bankrupt before Ford tried again with the Ford Motor Company. People with skill learn, and Palin has skill.

Posted by: Kili

==

There isn't any evidence of that skill. Specifically, she lacks executive skills. She's completely squandered the chance she got by being elevated to national prominence by McCain.

Don't know where you get the idea she's talented. Ambitious, yes. Motivated, yes. Capable, no.

Intelligent? Please.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor poor narrow-minded rethugklans...

Tell me something must you always show your I.Q (that of an pre-schooler)?

Okay we understand Obama, Obino, Omonkey...etc. etc. etc.

zzzzzzzzzzzz "yawn" "yawn" "yawn"!!

Posted by: danson1 | July 3, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor poor narrow-minded rethugklans...

Tell me something must you always show your I.Q (that of an pre-schooler)?

Okay we understand Obama, Obino, Omonkey...etc. etc. etc.

zzzzzzzzzzzz "yawn" "yawn" "yawn"!!

Posted by: danson1 | July 3, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

chriss: (((((rolling again)

no, no, that's
I can see the White House by the light of an Alaskan moon.
That's M O O N.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

A surprisingly clever move for Palin. By resigning now she can control her steep descent from "the stratospheric heights to which she ascended following her election in 2006" and move ahead with a deliberate to campaign for national office. The question remains whether she can redefine her tainted image. Perhaps more accurately phased: Who do the Republicans have who can or wants to try doing it?

Posted by: Capobiancof | July 3, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse


You CANNOT be serious!

you're either conservative or not?
there's no middle ground?

where's jake?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse


Another crock from the scheming Sarah Palin. Saying that she doesn't think it's good for Alaska for her to be a lame duck governor proves her dishonesty. She's not required to announce whether she'll run again for governor until next June!

No, we're seeing how important Alaskans are to the ambitious Sarah, who's willing to abandon them now to pursue her own agenda. Watch your back Lisa Murkowski .....

Posted by: bamccampbell | July 3, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

"Read about Palin's national organization. She can't do anything right."

Well, the Detroit Auto Company went bankrupt before Ford tried again with the Ford Motor Company. People with skill learn, and Palin has skill.

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:

President Obama is wearing our flag quite honorably, for coming from such a historic democratic process of electing our president by the people and for the people.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo

This same Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvBpm_3kCAw

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

"She is not focused on 2012 -- she is focused on making a difference on the topics she finds so dear: energy independence [and] national security."

==

Yeah, "drill baby drill"

"I can see Russia from an island in Alaska"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

"Either you're conservative or not. There's no middle ground, as John McCain found out!"

I see. So, Reagan wasn't conservative when he lost to Ford in 1976?

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Failures, really? Iraq has democracy, Saddam is dead, bin Laden is living in a cave and US/Allied forces are going after the Taliban in Afghanistan. Doesn't sound so bad lib.

==

(*guffaw*)

How'd that sinker taste?

Iraq is a client of Iran, their "election" was along purely sectarian lines, bin Laden has been dead for years, and it's Obama going after the Taliban, Bush was too busy with his idiot folly in Iraq.

Seriously, go talk to your caseworker, tell her you need to go back into the hospital again.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

"LOL-You libs just can't get over Rush, eh? This current administration tried and it only made Rush more powerful. You need to move on. Why is it libs that you just can't hack a women who has made a political career on her own, unlike Hillary. She wasn't raised in Kenya, she was never taught the Koran, and she's an actual US citizen. Your BOY the Messiah is sinking fast, and the color of his skin isn't going to save him next time."

Wow! You've set a new standard for baiting. This even beats your SCOTUS banning gay rights (whatever the heck that means).

Seriously, if you believe any of this, start your own blog. You present a hard-to-resist slow moving target...

On those positing a looming scandal: you may be right, but I think it's unlikely. She's been doing some odd things lately. Remember her awkward two-step on attending the GOP fundraiser a month ago?

And, I think she can pull together a viable campaign. She has political skills and a loyal (if small) following. She's impetuous, but she can learn. It's going to be fun to watch.

I can't see her getting the nomination. I know LOTs of conservative college students - who I think are the future of the G.O.P. - and they're socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Palin doesn't play well to them.


Posted by: Kili | July


Either you're conservative or not. There's no middle ground, as John McCain found out!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

And, I think she can pull together a viable campaign. She has political skills and a loyal (if small) following. She's impetuous, but she can learn. It's going to be fun to watch.

==

You're not paying attention.

Read about Palin's national organization. She can't do anything right.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse


Palin will make a great whistleblower.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
LIBERALISM......Where failure is an option.

Obamaland is definitely identifying the failure of the last 8 years.

Failures, really? Iraq has democracy, Saddam is dead, bin Laden is living in a cave and US/Allied forces are going after the Taliban in Afghanistan. Doesn't sound so bad lib.

Failure is what Obama is. Has relied on the color of his skin for advancement. Failure is: government motors, the economy, the unemployment rate, tripling the debt and North Korea laughing in our face.

Care to try again?

LIBERALISM.....Where failure is expected!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

"LOL-You libs just can't get over Rush, eh? This current administration tried and it only made Rush more powerful. You need to move on. Why is it libs that you just can't hack a women who has made a political career on her own, unlike Hillary. She wasn't raised in Kenya, she was never taught the Koran, and she's an actual US citizen. Your BOY the Messiah is sinking fast, and the color of his skin isn't going to save him next time."

Wow! You've set a new standard for baiting. This even beats your SCOTUS banning gay rights (whatever the heck that means).

Seriously, if you believe any of this, start your own blog. You present a hard-to-resist slow moving target...

On those positing a looming scandal: you may be right, but I think it's unlikely. She's been doing some odd things lately. Remember her awkward two-step on attending the GOP fundraiser a month ago?

And, I think she can pull together a viable campaign. She has political skills and a loyal (if small) following. She's impetuous, but she can learn. It's going to be fun to watch.

I can't see her getting the nomination. I know LOTs of conservative college students - who I think are the future of the G.O.P. - and they're socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Palin doesn't play well to them.

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Palin's actions today just reinforce her image as a flake who can't stick to a task long enough to get it finished. Remember, she took six years at four (or was it five?) different colleges to earn a four-year degree in sports journalism.

I'm still hoping against hope that she's the GOP nominee in 2012 though. The Democrats would win in a cakewalk.

Posted by: whatmeregister | July 3, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
The one Obama refuses to wear, which happens to be the same one liberals feel burning is considered "freedom of speech"!

Did you know that Bob Dylan was blacked out on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for wearing a special tailored shirt of the American flag?

President Obama is wearing our flag quite honorably, for coming from such a historic democratic process of electing our president by the people and for the people.

Do you really wish to talk about First Amendment Rights in regards to burning the American flag, or would you like to talk about the First Amendment Rights on the Internet that our Congress refuses to address?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"I do not want to disappoint anyone with my decision; all I can ask is that you TRUST me with this decision - but it's no more "politics as usual".

Some Alaskans don't mind wasting public dollars and state time. I do. I cannot stand here as your Governor and allow millions upon millions of our dollars go to waste just so I can hold the title of Governor. And my children won't allow it either. ? Some will question the timing. ? Let's just say, this decision has been in the works for awhile..."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life - my children (where the count was unanimous... well, in response to asking: "Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children's future from OUTSIDE the Governor's office?" It was four "yes's" and one "hell yeah!" The "hell yeah" sealed it - and someday I'll talk about the details of that... I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.) Um, by the way, sure wish folks could ever, ever understand that we ALL could learn so much from someone like Trig - I know he needs me, but I need him even more... what a child can offer to set priorities RIGHT - that time is precious... the world needs more "Trigs", not fewer."

==

We have a few of them posting today ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1:
LIBERALISM......Where failure is an option.

Here's the story of a man name Demming
Who had this TQM idea,
He was a genius, but America didn't see it.
It was sad for business.
So that man that they called Demming.
He went on his way to Japan.
Invented better production manufacturing ways.
And they whipped our butt.......
/////
A base idea of TQM is that you GIVE the person the option to fail (as well as succeed) -
so you can identify the failure.

Obamaland is definitely identifying the failure of the last 8 years.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

hey cschotta1:
what kind of flag are you waving this 4th of July?


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July


The one Obama refuses to wear, which happens to be the same one liberals feel burning is considered "freedom of speech"!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

The saga of another Republican wing-nut dim bulb governor/senator short circuiting and blowing his/her fuse!

We really don’t need a presidential campaign for 2012. A mail in ballot will suffice so the treasury doesn’t have to ante up another $82 million dollars to another Republican loser in the stumping her/she will endure leading up to President Obama’s second term in office.

Posted by: Citi_Street | July 3, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

looney tunes

Posted by: mariaamericaninmilan | July 3, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

hey cschotta1:
what kind of flag are you waving this 4th of July?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

She's looking better everyday than Obimbo, and his monkey of a wife!

Posted by: cschotta1

==

We have a Republican in the forum

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

LOL-You libs just can't get over Rush, eh? This current administration tried and it only made Rush more powerful.

==

hahhahahahahahaha

go talk to your caseworker

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July


I'm not the lib.

LIBERALISM......Where failure is an option.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Rush was a shame to the RNC.
Palin should NOT align with him at all.
Or Michael Steele.

It takes a base 5 million to run for President. 10 million with t-shirts

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

She is strong, bold, and is not afraid to speak out about those things she believes in.

==

Uh, yeah. Problem is that she doesn't make any sense, and it's pretty hard to tell what she believes in when all she does is string together GOP boilerplate.

My macaws make more sense than she does.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Elected governor of Alaska, no accomplishments to speak of in that office, quit in the midst of her first term.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | July 3, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse


Compared to 1) Failed community organizer-unelected. 2) Senator from Illinois-quit 2years into office, with no success.

She's looking better everyday than Obimbo, and his monkey of a wife!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

She looks like Minnie Pearl

==

OMFG my ribs ache!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Many people think that all the "stuff" that came out regarding her family issues will go against her. Not so. We see her as one of us. Who is us? All those families who also have "stuff" going on in their personal lives. She is very human and so are her family members. I will vote for her any time. She is strong, bold, and is not afraid to speak out about those things she believes in. She has my vote, my family's vote and my friends votes.

Posted by: opinion48 | July 3, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

She is a genuine nut case!! Can't believe she thinks she has a snowballs change in hades to win anything on a national level. If she resigns, the first call to go up by her opponents will be "QUITTER". She belongs on Hee-Haw. She looks like Minnie Pearl but she probably can't sing!!

Posted by: wwdmvician | July 3, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Will the Washington Post advise the town's 30,000 or so lobbyists that for $25,000 they can hear the whole, behind-the-scenes Palin story in a private room at the dear old Willard Hotel, as whispered by legendary ethicist David Broder.
The Post should remember that in every front page scandal there is back-room profit.

Posted by: rbpgregory | July 3, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

LOL-You libs just can't get over Rush, eh? This current administration tried and it only made Rush more powerful.

==

hahhahahahahahaha

go talk to your caseworker

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

It's a view so divorced from reality that in all seriousness I think it would qualify under some rules of thumb for defining "mental illness".

==

If you want to see some serious psychosis, I understand there's another round of those tea parties this weekend.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Sarah hasn't quit; she's just begun. With the Republican party in shambles, whose leadership has gone down the toilet so deep - to the point that a sleezy clown like Limbaugh who stems his support from the paranoid simpletons and losers of the republican base, has come to be considered a top brain and mouthpiece of the party - Palin has seen an opportunity that she seems to think that she can spin in her favor and capitalize on. She will insist for a while that she just wants to help the party with her genius strategic thinking, while conivingly forcing her presence onto the national scene; and at the right time, she'll announce that for the sake of the poor country that needs her guidance so bad, she had decided to come back and run for president. It's not going to work for her no matter what she does, and I think that Republicans have no credible decent candidates for 2012 - not yet, at least.

Posted by: walidmaaytah | July 3, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

LOL-You libs just can't get over Rush, eh? This current administration tried and it only made Rush more powerful. You need to move on. Why is it libs that you just can't hack a women who has made a political career on her own, unlike Hillary. She wasn't raised in Kenya, she was never taught the Koran, and she's an actual US citizen. Your BOY the Messiah is sinking fast, and the color of his skin isn't going to save him next time.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Behold the resume of the Republican party's Great White Hope:

Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a town with a population of 5,469 at the time she was mayor.

Elected governor of Alaska, no accomplishments to speak of in that office, quit in the midst of her first term.

Republicans who think this is a resume which will inspire voters to unhorse President Obama are suffering from a severe case of having a view of themselves which differs radically from the way they are viewed by others. It's a view so divorced from reality that in all seriousness I think it would qualify under some rules of thumb for defining "mental illness".

Posted by: douglaslbarber | July 3, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

AND TO THINK IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A PALIN COMEBACK

HAW HAW HAW

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

jumpDOG: ummmmmmm,
oh jeez------ummm, wait... damn, can't find the right word....
who's on the phone?
Marc Sanford?

ummmmm, okay.
calling from Argentina?

ummmm, (pause)......... oh, hmmmmmm
No, only Argentina air space on his plane.

uhhhh....ummmmmm

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah hasn't quit; she's just begun. With the Republican party in shambles, whose leadership has gone down the toilet so deep - to the point that a sleezy clown like Limbaugh who stems his support from the paranoid simpletons and losers of the republican base, has come to be considered a top brain and mouthpiece of the party - Palin has seen an opportunity that she seems to think that she can spin in her favor and capitalize on. She will insist for a while that she just wants to help the party with her genius strategic thinking, while conivingly forcing her presence onto the national scene; and at the right time, she'll announce that for the sake of the poor country that needs her guidance so bad, she had decided to come back and run for president. It's not going to work for her no matter what she does, and I think that Republicans have no credible decent candidates for 2012 - not yet, at least.

Posted by: walidmaaytah | July 3, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

jjgrah:
nah, Rush did that.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Does not matter what all those that want to deride this fine person think. Those of us out here in 'getting it done land' know an authentic human when she walks into the room.

To the yardbird that mad the comment about incoherence -- have you listened to Obama when he is off the notes and teleprompter -- the guy is absolutely brain dead. He reads well, good lawyer, but when the script is not handed to him he is all "uh's and um's" and disjointed phrases. So, don't try that. And as to the picture, she looks fine to me, like she is listening to some knothead liberal news hound and cannot believe the nonsense being spewed.

Posted by: jumpDOG | July 3, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

rbpgregory wrote, "Not since Charles Sumner has there been a speech-as-spectacle more deserving of a cane-beating."

You're asphyxiating me! That's the most hilarious political wisecrack I've heard in a decade!

Posted by: douglaslbarber | July 3, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Attention All: Mr. Volpe updated this post at 5:41 pm EDT to tack on the following paragraph, at the bottom:

Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton rejected the idea the move was aimed at 2012. "She is not focused on 2012 -- she is focused on making a difference on the topics she finds so dear: energy independence [and] national security."

Even with this, the (mis)lede remains. Unf'in'believable. Fox would be proud. No wonder WaPo needs to raise money via lobbyist matchmaking. What happened to the paper that broke Watergate? Sadly, long gone...

Posted by: DCtoCA | July 3, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

chris--
....."I'll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won't deride them."

And now, I want you to go to your window.
Get up.......open your windows right now!
////////////

As Ike said: I will go to Washington D.C.
(((slap, no...wait...Korea))

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

She won't be running on JakeD's and dottydo's party of bedwetters, she'll go for the GOP nomination. And if they don't start wising up real soon, she'll get it. They'll choose a fundamentalist with an 85 IQ before they choose a boring Mormon who'll drop out again as soon as the numbers look other than favorable.

"gimme the bottom line"

And there is no way she'll get more than 15 million votes nationwide.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Sanford and Palin utterly flaking out within days of each other. Will the last Republican who has not lost his senses please turn out the lights?

Posted by: douglaslbarber | July 3, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Even most of the conservative bloggers are voicing their severe disappointment over Palin's latest move. There seems to be wide agreement on both ends of the political spectrum that Palin's resignation before even finishing out her first term makes her look like she's putting personal ambition ahead of the needs of her state and her constituents. In short, she's toast.

Ensign, Sanford and now Palin. At this rate, by 2012 about the only Republican left to run for the White House will be the Rapids City registrar of deeds.

Posted by: whatmeregister | July 3, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

The only thing missing from Palin's historic rattle of a speech was somebody in that prodigious crowd of five or so yelling, "Say goodnight, Gracie."

Not since Charles Sumner has there been a speech-as-spectacle more deserving of a cane-beating.

Posted by: rbpgregory | July 3, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Now she's free to make a bigger mess of the GOP.

Posted by: jjgrah | July 3, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I just now listened to this idiot's speech, cringing most of the time.

Anyone who is comfortable with the vision of this lady occupying the oval office needs to undergo some serious self-examination.

Posted by: lafont1 | July 3, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

The Comedians Of America say, "THANK YOU!"

Posted by: stivgdgy | July 3, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

jakey:
on vacation no doubt.

gotta hand it to the repulsives on this one. Palin did a brilliant move.
She will NOT walk all over her state to get to Washington DC.

But I don't think she was an Alaskan Native. We will have to check that.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

The American voting public will have alot of time to hear Palin and realize how really "stupid" she is.

Quitting is quitting and the people of Alaska do in fact deserve better representation.

I suspect she can still see Russia from her front door.

Posted by: LTC-11A | July 3, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Her "speech":

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/07/03/palins_remarks_in_stepping_dow.html?hpid=topnews

Doesn't make a lot of sense no matter how many times you read it.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

As a rational human being I would like to point out Carleen19771 post of July 3, 2009 5:19 PM. Most of it is the ranting of a wingnut off of her medication but she mentions a New Independent Party as the party of Sarah Palin and that is more plausible as the source of her candidacy. Another wingnut, JakeD promoted that party on another blog.

History may not interest many of you but another unprincipled, ignorant politician with charisma and guile wanted to run for president against FDR. Times are more similar to the thirties than at any time since the decade so I say that there is a story here. This may in fact be the best thing that could happen to the Republican Party. With Sarah Palin in the race they could return to a party of respectability.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 3, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Ironic, isn't it? She tried to get Letterman fired, and she's the one hitting the bricks instead.

Dave in 2012!!

Posted by: OliverKlozov | July 3, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is done. There is no way she could win the Republican nomination in 2012. You can't quit two and a half years into your term, and expect people to take you seriously as a presidential candidate.

Posted by: Irish_Bruin | July 3, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

"In the words of General MacArthur said, "We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction."

==

Looks like a retreat to me

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

clarification: Supreme Court will not reject gay rights.

HerbRiemenschneider1:
Do you come here often?

thanks DC...
that's royal batsh...... ((smiles))

Patriot: you did NOT describe the entire outfit. I am really interested in the shoes.

Mrs. Palin listed her accomplishments. They were worthy, no?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"And there is such a need to BUILD up and FIGHT for our state and our country. I choose to FIGHT for it! And I'll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and LIFE... I'll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won't deride them."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Babe:

Just checking -- it's not user friendly yet -- BTW: Chris didn't write this article.

Posted by: JakeD | July 3, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

"My decision was also fortified during this most recent trip to Kosovo and Landstuhl, to visit our wounded soldiers overseas, those who sacrifice themselves in war for OUR freedom and security... we can ALL learn from our selfless Troops... they're bold, they don't give up, they take a stand and know that LIFE is short so they choose to NOT waste time. They choose to be productive and to serve something greater than SELF... and to build up their families, their states, our country. These Troops and their important missions - those are truly the worthy causes in this world and should be the public priority with time and resources and NOT this local / superficial wasteful political bloodsport."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1 :
what makes you think that the Supreme Court will reject gay rights?

All indications are:
they are up against the wall...
the proverbial rock and a hard place
and it will happen.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse


They will reject it just like they reject affirmative-action! Maybe you queers should all move to Spain, just hope your AIDS is covered overseas.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

"We need those who will respect our Constitution where government's supposed to serve from the BOTTOM UP, not move toward this TOP DOWN big government take-over... but rather, will be protectors of individual rights - who also have enough common sense to acknowledge when conditions have drastically changed and are willing to call an audible and pass the ball when it's time so the team can win! And that is what I'm doing!"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

My God. MSNBC is replaying her announcement. When an incoherent woman she is. I know she speaks English but why is it so difficult to understand what she's talking about? Is it some code?

BTW, several Alaska blogs said on June 25 that a scandal was brewing involving embezzlement and the IRS.

Posted by: FauxReal | July 3, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"First things first: as Governor, I love my job and I love Alaska. It hurts to make this choice but I am doing what's best for Alaska. I've explained why... though I think of the saying on my parents' refrigerator that says "Don't explain: your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe you anyway."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Cillizza will be proven wrong. This resignation is born of panic, not political strategy.

Posted by: boxwell02 | July 3, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I just love that photo of Palin. The way she tries to look thoughtful but can't quite pull it off.

Like an incompetent filmmaker who notices that great filmmakers sometimes rotate the camera, so he rotates the camera too.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1 :
what makes you think that the Supreme Court will reject gay rights?

All indications are:
they are up against the wall...
the proverbial rock and a hard place
and it will happen.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

How depressed you will be when gay-rights are rejected by the Supreme Court!

==

Why should I care? I'm retiring to Viet Nam.

In what form will the SCOTUS decide "gay rights?"

Better wash your hands.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The woman has delusions of grandeur. She just does not possess the inate intelligence the job requires; look at that last 8 years. George Bush and his administration were run by Cheney and others. Is that what we want again? Her world is too narrow for this 21st century world. It's as simple as that.

Posted by: dwelch2171 | July 3, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

What a maverick! You betcha!

Posted by: FauxReal | July 3, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Looks at Sarah:

Sarah's aide advises her of Cizilla's or Cillizza or however you spell it's article, puts a laptop in front of Sarah and provides Sarah with a link and the aide then clicks onto the link.

Sarah's eye, the right one, is immediately first drawn to the lovely touched-up photo of a Sarah, showing just a touch of her favorite Power to the People colour, Red jacket in the pensive and contemplative pose set up for her by her personal photographer, an old guy who used to work for Olin Mills photography at old Sears in downtown Juneau. Maybe its Olin Mills himself, who knows?

Sarah admires herself and puts her right hand under her chin, first two fingers taut to chin bottom , just to have reality imitate art. Sarah cocks her head and says something just doesn't look right. Sarah's aide gently and with permission moves Sarah's right hand and replaces it with Sarah's left hand under her chin and asks Sarah if that is better.

Sarah says, "That's hot!" and invites the aide (and as Letterman proved, who can refuse a Sarah command performance request) of joining Sarah in singing "You Are So Beautiful" to Sarah.

Outside, Todd hearing the song once again, thinks while Sarah singing this song to herself is repetitive, it's better than having ol'Joe Cocker still hanging around singing it to her. Todd cranks up his snow machine and leaves for the wilderness, again to clear his head. He knows being First Man is going to be a tough job, Sarah told him so.

As Sarah hears the sound of the snow machine fade off into the distance, she asks her trusty aide, "Where's Todd?" and the aide replies, "Going off to hike the trail, I think."

The aide asks Sarah if she would like to read Cillizza's article and Sarah says no because she has an eyestrain headache from reading everything else that's ever been put into print and she's keeping a books read list like Bush did for Rove so Sarah can show it to Katie Couric. Even though Sarah knows that super populist Republican politicians like herself and President Bush have to appeal to the Republican base which has a median tenth grade education, the populists' still have to prove to the East Coast Librul Mainstream Media Under Control of GE and the Republican Party that just because you're a demagogue doesn't always mean you can't read. Plus it goes along with an adult version of the one famous piece of legislation rammed through by Bush in eight years, No Dumba** Left Behind.

Posted by: Patriot3 | July 3, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

It's been clear for some time that she can't please her constituency while looking for national visibility.

Does anyone know wow well funded is SarahPAC? Are PAC funds disclosed?

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Carleen19771: umm, could you repeat that for me please?

wilder: okay...what vote is the "Jesus rode around on a dinosaur vote"?

and the south being obese states is because of Paula Deen.

hey, Mrs. Palin just saved Alaskan taxpayers BOOKOO money! Let's hope it is quantifiable.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

if the GOP is depending on nincompoops like cschotta I'd say the Democrats are in for decades of smooth sailing.

"lib" indeed.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse


How depressed you will be when gay-rights are rejected by the Supreme Court!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey BabeNemo:

Either you are very cleverly snarky or just as batsh*t kooky as Palin. Either way, very entertaining - cheers!

Posted by: DCtoCA | July 3, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

JakeD is fixated on her body and the fact that she opposes abortion. He may also find her belief in creationism a qualifying feature. But Jake states that he is a lawyer and prophesied the failure of Obama to be inaugurated based on his knowledge of the law.

==

JakeD is a birth-certificate conspiracy lunatic. He has the brains of a hearing aid battery.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

"Anyone else read that report two days ago saying that 9 out of the 10 most obese states in America are Red States"

^_^ chris, you want me to open this can of worms again?

Let me do it this way. What is your theory for this being the case?

Posted by: Kili | July 3, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

This is definitely evidence of some eccentricity on Palin's part. In view of her statement today, it seems as though there are family considerations here. While I am someone who genuinely finds Palin unqualified for national office, and am diametrically opposed to most of her issue positions, my inclination would be not to criticize her motives here.

It is fair to note that her constituents perhaps expect and deserve for her to finish her term so long as she has not violated the public trust. However, if she goes underground for awhile to tend to her family's needs, and then emerges in 2010 or 2011 to attempt to position herself on the national stage, I don't think that is really worthy of all that much criticism, in and of itself, particularly if she is offer a viable family-related explanation for public consumption at a later date for why she bowed out at this time.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | July 3, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

High-fiving while we have the worst unemployment rate in over 26 years, the tripling of our debt, and the economy tanking!

==

Good luck selling that as Obama's doing, tyke. American amnesia is over.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I guess Sanford will resign next... so he can see his many women elsewhere.

Posted by: Roofelstoon | July 3, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

If Palin represents the base of the republican party, the democrats will continue to hold on to power. Without moderates and independents, her chances of winning will be slim. That's fer sure.

Posted by: kevin_m_clay@yahoo.com | July 3, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Why are all of you
Republican Has Beens and Obamabot Demcorats
shaking in total terror and fear now? ...

==

(shades eyes, rotates head)

Looks to me like Democrats are high-fiving each other.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

High-fiving while we have the worst unemployment rate in over 26 years, the tripling of our debt, and the economy tanking! You are going to have alot more problems in the future than Palin or any other republican candidate, and blaming Bush ain't going to cut it!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else read that report two days ago saying that 9 out of the 10 most obese states in America are Red States

==

Also:

(1) Red states get eight out of the top ten highest divorce rates

(2) Red states get eight out of the top ten highest teen pregnancy rates

(3) Red states get eight out of the top ten highest consumption of online porn

Christian values at work!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

A successful campaign for the Republican nomination has as much plausibility as teaching her beloved creationism as science. Sarah Palin reached her peak in national politics just before the Couric interview. Palin would have been successful in the age of Bush but not in the age of Obama.

From the timing of the announcement I do not think that she wanted to maximize her News coverage. Palin is not just failing to run for reelection but she is quitting without showing she could finish the job.

JakeD is fixated on her body and the fact that she opposes abortion. He may also find her belief in creationism a qualifying feature. But Jake states that he is a lawyer and prophesied the failure of Obama to be inaugurated based on his knowledge of the law. We see how astute he was on that one so what he professes should be taken with a grain of salt especially when he is not on his psychiatric medicines.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 3, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse


(FADE IN)

jerdjon is in the corner, wiped out from 4th of july partying, making it sound like Palin's announcement put us in the Bolshevik Twilight Zone

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, Alaska. Your long statewide nightmare is nearly over. Happy 4th!

Posted by: whatmeregister | July 3, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

if the GOP is depending on nincompoops like cschotta I'd say the Democrats are in for decades of smooth sailing.

"lib" indeed.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else read that report two days ago saying that 9 out of the 10 most obese states in America are Red States...mostly in the South? In these states, about a third of the people are obese. Not just fat...OBESE. Could that be why they vote Republican...they hate themselves...so they hate America too?

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

jakey:
yes...
love whitehouse.gov.

it's called the Information Superhighway.
INTERNET.

Say it with me jakey.
I N T E R N E T

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

People say that Republicans are women-haters and old-fashioned. Just because only 2 of their 40 senators are women, and they're constantly trying to drum those two out of the party.

But they show they can move with the times. After inflicting an incurious fratboy on us for eight years, they're now putting forward an incurious bimbo for the same job.

It's progress, GOP-style!

Posted by: kenonwenu | July 3, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

20 million listeners can't be wrong!

"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be!"
-----------------------------------

20 million listeners can't be wrong?! That reminds me of an old joke poster I saw once with the caption "are cigarettes poison? well 50 million cigarette smokers can't be wrong". Not only that but you're assuming that those 20 million listeners represent the majority as opposed to a very vocal minority and that everyone who ever listens to Limbaugh agrees with everything he says. The truth is that hardcore conservatives like Limbaugh and have for decades and there is no way they will ever vote democrat. That is like polling millions of college kids, finding they prefer Obama to the GOP by a margin of 2:1 and suggesting that their views are reflective of the majority of people in the entire country. What a joke of an argument.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | July 3, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Limbaugh has the most educated audience of any talk show, so STFU! IF he wasn't such a threat to liberals, they wouldn't be trying to bring back the Fairness Doctrine!

Reality sux, eh lib!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

(the babe is rolling))
chrisfox: yes---
"Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions."

and shot Bullwinkle (WHICH, I might add)--
she saw from her house!!
(shades of Tommy Lee in Cobb)

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Politically, this is a brilliant move. Palin will be able to burnish her credentials with hispanics when she announces she has been having an affair with María Belén Chapur's ex husband. Look for Huckabee to get into the act next by announcing that he has converted the Chupicabra. Romney reportedly will claim to have tied one to the roof of his car during a family vacation. And Newt is set to announce he is divorcing his wife to marry one. Frankly, this is GOP pandering at its worse.

Posted by: zdw123 | July 3, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Why are all of you
Republican Has Beens and Obamabot Demcorats
shaking in total terror and fear now? ...

==

(shades eyes, rotates head)

Looks to me like Democrats are high-fiving each other.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

You haven't heard the last of Sarah Palin.

==

As long as she remains the face of the GOP, the GOP will remain on the fringes. Dontcha hear the champagne corks popping over at the DNC?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Yep you betcha Sarah Palin will be the next
President of the United States and do so,on
a New Independent Party! Why are all of you
Republican Has Beens and Obamabot Demcorats
shaking in total terror and fear now? ...

Besides if a failed Chicago Community Organizer,unsuccessful Harvard lawyer,ACORN
Nut,Donkey Party Looney Toon Marxist,and
Socialist Dictator Wannab like Messiah or
Mullah Covert Muslim from Kenya can get
elected President then Sarah Palin is a
shoe in come 2012! Palin 2012!

Posted by: Carleen19771 | July 3, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Palin looks crazy in that photo above. Her eyes are completely bloodshot.

Posted by: kenonwenu | July 3, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

hey DC to CA...
WaPO is ON THE STORY.
TV Press is dumbfounded.
This is where it's happening.

Chris knows not to change a hot story on the boards.

go back to CA and study the Gov and his wife's bone structure for me, okay???

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Well we know one thing for sure. If Palin DOES run for President...she'll get the "Jesus rode around on a dinosaur" vote...hands down.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin, a perfectly logical person, naturally seems strange and disoriented to corrupt Democrats and their fellow marxists. Ethics, decency and goodwill always come as a surprise to the vile communists that are currently running the country. Hang on liberal idiots. ---You haven't heard the last of Sarah Palin.

Posted by: jerdjon | July 3, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

20 million listeners can't be wrong!

"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be!"
-----------------------------------

20 million listeners can't be wrong?! That reminds me of an old joke poster I saw once with the caption "are cigarettes poison? well 50 million cigarette smokers can't be wrong". Not only that but you're assuming that those 20 million listeners represent the majority as opposed to a very vocal minority and that everyone who ever listens to Limbaugh agrees with everything he says. The truth is that hardcore conservatives like Limbaugh and have for decades and there is no way they will ever vote democrat. That is like polling millions of college kids, finding they prefer Obama to the GOP by a margin of 2:1 and suggesting that their views are reflective of the majority of people in the entire country. What a joke of an argument.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | July 3, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

20 million listeners can't be wrong!

"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be!"
-----------------------------------

20 million listeners can't be wrong?! That reminds me of an old joke poster I saw once with the caption "are cigarettes poison? well 50 million cigarette smokers can't be wrong". Not only that but you're assuming that those 20 million listeners represent the majority as opposed to a very vocal minority and that everyone who ever listens to Limbaugh agrees with everything he says. The truth is that hardcore conservatives like Limbaugh and have for decades and there is no way they will ever vote democrat. That is like polling millions of college kids, finding they prefer Obama to the GOP by a margin of 2:1 and suggesting that their views are reflective of the majority of people in the entire country. What a joke of an argument.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | July 3, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

How long was Obama running for President?

Posted by: JakeD

==

Two years. Next canard?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

honest - abe:
IMFAO----LOL----FOCL---
and all that jazz.
Yes, where is that birth certificate jakey?

and....Palin would wipe the floor with Romney. Definitely.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

"Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations - such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters' questions."

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Awww, she feels sorry for herself. Now there's a stellar qualification ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

SocialMedic:

Why did Mr. Letterman apologize to BOTH Palin girls then?

Posted by: JakeD | July 3, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

It looks like Palin is going on an Acorn hunt to put their illgotten gained taxpayer money back into the US Treasury.

Speak up and get the point dogs on you now.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

It's 5:14 PM EDT and you're still running with the 'Focus on Presidential Run" lede. Are you paying attention to what real journalists are reporting? What a joke. RIP WaPo.

Posted by: DCtoCA | July 3, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain scuttled his campaign by choosing her .. he was losing already but by choosing this vicious, stupid woman he made his loss a certainty instead of a probability.

Now Palin's premature and unmotivated resignation, another awesomely stupid move, but her loss was already a certainty.

What's she going to do for three and a half years? Campaign speeches?

Maybe she'll become a "slütty flight attendant."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

An angry liberal wrote:
"Yeah that'll be a real reach-for-the-remote debate. Palin can string together random talking point phrases, Romney can straighten his tie and go on and on about the magic of the marketplace and the ol' bottom line."

I'll miss the stupidity of Joe Biden. No one can top his lack of competence. Some might call him dishonest in his comments, but I truly believe he is so incompetent, he sincerely doesn't know what he's talking about.

And who among us, cannot wait for the next time Obama tries to spin his clueless effort to fix an economy that he and democrats created into "jobs saved" and "good economic news?"

Lest we not forget, Freddie and Fanny were the defining root cause of the economic downturn. John McCain was ridiculed for leaving the campaign trail to help resolve it, while Obama couldn't give up face time in front of the cameras.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs


And ultimately, we discovered that Republicans had been warning of the forthcoming meltdown for years, while democrats not only dismissed it, but Obama along with acorn, were actually the root cause of that very melt down.

Did the media inform us? No. If they did, and did it honestly, Americans would have quickly come to realize the scam...that they were actually putting into office, the very people who were responsible for the economic meltdown taking place.

Posted by: HughGKnutts | July 3, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

She's been blackmailed.

Quit the governorship or we'll release proof that Trig is really Bristol's baby.

Either way, you're toast.

Think of what's best for your family.

Posted by: astroboy108 | July 3, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin most profound statement in her quiting speech:

"only dead fish go with the flow"

Somehow I just can't see that engraved on monument in DC someday.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Look at her picture. Sarah Palin is what Michael Jackson would have looked like...if he'd lived to be seventy years old.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

jpotter19:

How long was Obama running for President?

Posted by: JakeD | July 3, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I think Susan Boyle and Sarah Palin should switch jobs.

Posted by: RosyHill | July 3, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Good bye, good riddance. Oh, and by the way, as regards David Letterman and his joke, he has done NOTHING wrong. It is YOU Sarah Palin who is a FAILURE as a mother, it is YOU Sarah Palin who's daughter had a teenage pregnancy. It is YOUR beliefs that failed. It is YOU who did something wrong. YOU are in NO position to speak of women's rights forcing NO CHOICE on your own daughter. You do not make yourself look better by trying to make David Letterman look bad. YOU are Pathetic, that's right, with a capital p. You parade your failure around as if it were some big success and YOU are asking for it. Stay out of the public eye. YOU are an embarrassment to your self ever single time you open your mouth to speak.

Posted by: socialmedic | July 3, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Based upon the Washington Post’s stature in being a national public information source, I am saddened and surprised to observe such a negative bias among most of the readership responders to this article about Gov. Palin. Given the human cost of the privilege of a free press, I can only conclude that the editorial perspective of the Post influences those readers who respond in this almost slanderous, negative manner.

Please accept my desire to hope for better.

Respectfully,

Posted by: HerbRiemenschneider1 | July 3, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

What a weird speech. I cringe listening to her. She sounds like a beauty pageant contestant talking about world peace.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it will be nice to see her putting her hand over her heart during the National Anthem.

==

Yeah that will be real nice.

Look, she's got her hand over her heart.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

The Babe Nemo:

I've been here the whole time. I've already said my piece on Gov. Palin on the Vanity Fair "hit piece" thread. Do you still think the White House web site is better than last year?

Posted by: JakeD | July 3, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I fail to see the logic in this move.

Not seeking re-election I can understand but resigning before her 1st term is even up for an undisclosed reason? Her position as Alaskan governor made her somewhat relevant but now she just gave up one of her best cards, her credentials. Not only that but it gives her foes a new line of attack; Quiter.

On top of that is it really necessary to begin planning a run for president almost 4 years away from the election? Seems really premature on her part. Something about this just doesn't add up. I think there is a lot more to this story...

Posted by: cjpotter19 | July 3, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

hey dotty:
scratch that...
mis directed...
(((sigh))))

should be directed to Tabu somebody.

that's the problem with copying quotes sometimes.
sorry.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

What this country is a new party that will run the country the way it's supposed to be run.

==

Aground?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine this loony woman campaigning in Iowa?

Posted by: Honest_Abe
Have you ever been to a looney little town called Fairfield Iowa?
The Maharishi maddness village?
M.U.M. is there, and Michele has been there.

Palin is smart for getting out before her peers, who will be booted out of the office of Governor, from both partys.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine this loony woman campaigning in Iowa?

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it will be nice to see her putting her hand over her heart during the National Anthem.

Got anything more intelligent to say Abe? Looks like your BOY NObama is realizing that working for a living is alot tougher than being a community organizer, eh?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

My three macaws string together words they know, and they make more sense than Sarah Palin.

"Hi, April! Bad bird! Peanut!!"

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

hey dottydo:

now tell me, what are those Constitutional secrets?
And tell me again; what does disqualifying Constitutional secrets mean?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey, don't misunderestimate Sarah Palin. If anybody can finish the job George W Bush and Al Queda started...completely crashing and burning America...it's her.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Everyone should check out the video of Palin's resignation speech.

It might have been a wonderful, brilliant speech if she'd read it as it must've been written. As it appears, though, she just fired off random sentences, seemingly out of order, which called to mind her interview with Couric last autumn.

Republicans, please do us all a favor and nominate her for president in 2012. It will be nice to see every state in America vote for Obama.

Posted by: castanea | July 3, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Good old Republi(cans), the outhouse party, and the Demokrauts,(the Socialists Party of the USA). What this country is a new party that will run the country the way it's supposed to be run.

Posted by: herbster40 | July 3, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

....questions about one's commitment to public service and the electorate and one's ability to have the commitment and ability to actually be responsible as President of the United States (note what President Obama is confronting).

Posted by: TabLUnoLCSWfromUtah |

Obama is confronting anyone who is looking into his disqualifying Constitutional secrets .
NPD sociopathic dual profiles with power, is only Hitler II.
American's just don't want either party because they both ran "not turf born" candidates to break the Constitution further than spying on Americans.

Constitution first...party last.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1: You must share a pusher with Adipose for Brains Rushbo.

Get a clue, "MORAN"

Posted by: marSF | July 3, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

20 million listeners can't be wrong!

"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be!"

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine this loony woman campaigning in Iowa?

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

sverigegrabb :
true--
we know she played her card big time on this.
But it's okay. She can make so much money and keep Alaska out of it. For the run.
And the press.....is anyone listening to TV press...??
Hilarious.
She's got them running around like crazy.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

....questions about one's commitment to public service and the electorate and one's ability to have the commitment and ability to actually be responsible as President of the United States (note what President Obama is confronting).

Posted by: TabLUnoLCSWfromUtah |

Obama is confronting anyone who is looking into his disqualifying Constitutional secrets .
NPD sociopathis profiles with power is only Hitler II.
American's just don't want either party because they both ran "not turf born" candidates to break the Constitution.

Constitution first...party last.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

And herbster, you need to learn how to spell and operate the Shift key. Still, your typing is an excellent analogy for Republican "thinking" these days, so you've got that going for you. Thanks so much.

Posted by: JJHunsecker | July 3, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for the Mit Romney vs Sarah Palin debates. If nothing else the Republicans are entertaining!

Posted by: Honest_Abe

==

Yeah that'll be a real reach-for-the-remote debate. Palin can string together random talking point phrases, Romney can straighten his tie and go on and on about the magic of the marketplace and the ol' bottom line.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for the Mit Romney vs Sarah Palin debates. If nothing else the Republicans are entertaining!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Watching the affirmative-action president without a teleprompter is true entertainment, yet painful for anyone who truly loves this country!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

And herbster, you need to learn how to spell and operate the Shift key. Still, your typing is an excellent analogy for Republican "thinking" these days: wrong, clumsy, thick-fingered and unintentionally hilarious. Keep up the tremendous work. Without you, how would we imagine the depths to which putative humans can sink? (Have a literate friend read this aloud to you, then translate it for you.)

Posted by: JJHunsecker | July 3, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen her birth certificate?

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I didn't read all the comments, so please forgive me if I'm repeating something you already discussed. Is it possible she's doing it for the money? I understand the family finances are fairly tight, and this will give her a chance to pick up a lot of money and set up for a future book.

Posted by: fdoleza | July 3, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

cschotta1: You must share a pusher with Adipose for Brains Rushbo.

Get a clue, "MORAN"

Posted by: marSF | July 3, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

jakey:

i am pausing for laughter upon your entrance.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

alligator: you state....
"Taxation without representation was the reason the Nation was born...and now it is the re-birth to take down Obamaland".

Interesting to believe- that was the reason our Nation was born.
Taxation without representation was our reason for escape from Great Britain.
We landed and did not know what to expect.
The Pilgrims (as they say). Heck, I am a DOM and a DOR (Daughter of the Mayflower and Daughter of the Revolution) and it doesn't mean hardly jack in today's world.

The Nation wasn't born until the collective was defined and documented (as a Nation).
I personally believe our Nation was born with our founding documents.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh look who showed up, the official Fix mascot

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Excellent strategy. This gives her enough time to become a completely forgotten answer to a trivia question a good year ahead of the Iowa caucuses. She is a fascinating study in delusion, though, as well as a shining example of why profound stupidity and colossally unjustified arrogance are seldom a good mix.

Posted by: JJHunsecker | July 3, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Advocate4Good:

Keep the Faith!!!

Posted by: JakeD | July 3, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for the Mit Romney vs Sarah Palin debates. If nothing else the Republicans are entertaining!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm back! I read over somemore comments, and I see why we got the idiots we got. There sure a lot out there. You deserve Obama, biden and Pelousi.

Posted by: herbster40 | July 3, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

She's Cutting and Running! She's letting the Terrorists win!

Posted by: marSF | July 3, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

This is EXACTLY what I meant in an earlier post about the Gov.'s political tone-deafness.

Instead of slowly building suspense about her candidacy, like Rep. Sestak in the PA senatorial race, she has a staffer release this news outright--AND on a holiday weekend, no less.

I know it's not a Cardinal sin, but it doesn't auger well for her political savvy or instincts.

Posted by: sverigegrabb | July 3, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

...
When the comedians who are the Dems get thrown out on their butts again
The Senate goes back to the GOP and those Dems all of you have acquitted
Will get sent back to "live" among all of you--or like Pelosi...committed
And when you want to promote your "messiah" but his ratings hit bow-low
And ACORN can't fabricate voting records or register Mickey Mouse anymore...


Posted by: shalomaleichem1
>>>>>>>>>>>>
Actually, I think those two partys might both end up in the dust bin of the American experiment history.

They became out dated when they turned into loanshark owned entities, and not represetatives for us.

If there is no more swing tied to big war chests, to be pulled back and forth on for a generation....
new seats will be Independent Party, placed by Yankee Doodle Dandys with feather in their hats.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I think Drudge or some other rabble-rouse has linked to this blog, we're getting a rash of knucklewalkers today.

The leading argument seems to be that Palin must be great because liberals don't like her.

problem is, a lot of Republicans don't like her either, because they have some vestigial sense of civic responsibility.

America would not survive a Palin presidency, which has pretty much no chance of happening. Even if Obama completely tanked everything, he'd be re-elected if Palin was on the other ticket.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen Tina Fey recently? It is just possible that Sarah has been murdered and Tina is now sitting in Alaska getting ready to run for President. You laugh, but did you ever see Dick Cheyney in the same room with the devil?

Posted by: Reedengle | July 3, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Serious question here. How fantastically stupid do you have to be...to think people like George W Bush and Sarah Palin are intelligent and deserve to run the greatest country on Earth? I don't think the IQ meter could even measure that low. I blame the "Extreme Dumbing Down of America" on that blowhard drug addict Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

You might want to look at the current idiot in the White House before you put your foot in your mouth! Listening to Rush might actually give you the education you sorely are missing. Rush could have told you months ago about government motors, how the unemployment rate would continue to rise with no end in site, how our enemies would start to challenge the wimp-n-chief, and how and why the Messiah would increase government while failing to improve the economy.

LIBERALISM.....The gutless choice!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Volpe: Your lede suggests that Palin is resigning to "focus on a presidential run." Have you watched the press conference? She's abandoning a sinking ship. Where is your evidence that this is about her "building a national political team?" And I thought Palin apologists were becoming extinct.

Posted by: DCtoCA | July 3, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin wanting to run for president is the biggest joke!!! RNC should ignore her! Good for Democrats tho!!!!!!

Posted by: lois7241 | July 3, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Nice press conference! This woman is a total freaking train wreck. The Republican Party is insane if they think they can win with this imbecile in 2012.

Posted by: marSF | July 3, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The world according to Sarah Palin:

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr28/kzoodem/WorldAccordingtoPalin.jpg

This is hilarious!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

What's that popping sound I hear coming from David Axelrod's office? Ah, yes! It's the sound of champagne bottles are being opened! Even now, Democrats are trying to think of a way to make certain you win the Republican nomination.

Posted by: ThePhotogsBlog | July 3, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Wul, Ah guess Ah'll break out mah ol' Confederate Battle Flag n head down tuh the Tea Party tomorry so's we uns kin blame Obama fer all the problems thuh Republikans caused n claim we ain't gettin represented by them there Demokrats. Then Ah'll go get drunk n beat mah wife. Ah don' 'speshully lahk beatin' mah wife but lynchin' black folks is kinda outta fashun these days so's Ah gotta dew whut Ah kin tuh keep thuh real Amerika alive. Course Ah'll go tuh Church Sunday n beg forgiveness 'til Ah dew it agin next weekend. Ah know Ah ain't nuthin' but a tool fer wealthy corporashuns whut don't give a rat's butt 'bout me er mah job, but Ah luv tuh hate ('speshully liberals, whatevah they are!!) n Ah vote so's Ah'm a force tuh be reckoned with, huh? Go Sarah go!

Posted by: meand2 | July 3, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Awesome.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | July 3, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Without a godly person in the Whitehouse and those who can't tell the difference will have more lawlessness and loss of civil rights while fostering socialism in America! All those who speak badly of Sarah are without any degree of understanding and are unaware of what awaits them!

Posted by: Advocate4Good | July 3, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Palin, whose fifteen minutes were just about gone, has seized on a method for keeping her face before the public eye. Her statement, in which she declared her intention of quitting as governor before her term expired, was a rambling patchwork of self-adulation filled with folksy charm -- the better to reach her far-right wingers who declare themselves four-square for God and country, and a little adultery, too. When these folks talk about family values, they're addressing progressives, middle-of-the-roaders and the abominable secular proponents. Palin has placed herself in the forefront of this all-American, all the time, conservative group. I wish her well, if only because she hasn't a clue about governing this nation and because she thinks she does. I also wish her well with her sentence structure and the eventual mastery of a complete sentence when she talks.

Posted by: Diogenes | July 3, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

In a country that elected a dolt like Barack Hussein Odumba Palin would be a huge improvement.

Posted by: Penazoid | July 3, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Same thing happened in Alaska, she ended up being the only repugnant left after the entire upper crust of State party officials were all under indictment or in jail. Murkowski threw-up his daughter and a village idiot ran in a one-party state.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

As an independent, I like to glance over peoples comments about the people in government and what they are doing. I seen one comment where someone called Palin an idiot. My question to them is; what about the IDIOT in the Whitehouse and the next two idiots in line for it, should ( GOD forbid) anything happen? You all must be enjoying the war that they have declared on the American Citizens. They will end up running every aspect of our lives, before it is over. I shudder at the thought of rationed health care, being told if I could buy or sell my house(if I had one), what car I can own, and having to cope with all the ILLEGAL aliens. It is no longer a government for/by the people, unless you are part of the elite, because they sure don't listen to what the people say and want. They even rig the townhall meetings to benefit them.

Posted by: herbster40 | July 3, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I don't know who the Republican president may be in 2012, but you Dems may as well get all your vitriol ready for the next President, who will be R-Somewhere.

The Dem candidacy for 2012 is a sure loser. Look at the economy, goobers.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | July 3, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama should have tried to appoint her ambassador to Africa, the continent, not the country.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Makes sense, she can inform the Messiah on the daily progress of his place of birth! LMAO!!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I feel sad... very sad... for Governor Palin´s husband. Can you imagine the poor man pain having her around the house all day long... unbearable! Be strong man... be strong!

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

How's it feel, Alaska, to be manipulated like a rubber toy? Now let's see which "think tank" she associates with. She's likely to show up for coffee i Mclean with Mcdirty Cheney himself. Consult. Learn names of countries and torture techniques. Training on how to shoot friends in the face.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | July 3, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

This goofy woman craves the spotlight. She complained about media attention yet she pushed her and kids onto covers of magazines and made numerous appearances on talk shows. Pathetic.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Serious question here. How fantastically stupid do you have to be...to think people like George W Bush and Sarah Palin are intelligent and deserve to run the greatest country on Earth? I don't think the IQ meter could even measure that low. I blame the "Extreme Dumbing Down of America" on that blowhard drug addict Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

When voters elect a Governor they expect as part of that vote a commitment and responsibility to fulfill a public obligation and duty to represent and make decisions during a pre-designated term in office which promotes predictability and consistency and effectiveness in office. Regardless of whether or not its impossible to both run a state as governor and campaign for the President of the United States, any pre-mature resignation of the Office of Governor raises serious questions about one's commitment to public service and the electorate and one's ability to have the commitment and ability to actually be responsible as President of the United States (note what President Obama is confronting).

Posted by: TabLUnoLCSWfromUtah | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM
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Great point. Yes the issues on a NATIONAL SCALE await a player that holds the dukee stick until the end of the term. Seeing that this was not a Runoff or something of that nature, whoever her advisor is on this, (Reader should understand Palin should be "consulting" first before speaking or acting), may have dropped the ball by accident.

She needs some serious ingredients added to her repretoire and it was forthcoming as her governing was ending, not premature ejac, as that causes caucuss confusion, jumbles up committes suitable to prepare for her down the road.

It DOES however, give much more breathing room to flex in areas needed to give a BROADER base, more meetings , townhalls too, making her far more stronger than ever. Still it's interesting to see how her mettle survives, in the wash for leaving a tad too soon.

Posted by: kurtbw | July 3, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Well, she was a faux governor before McCain asked her to be the VP nomminee.

After the campaign, she much stopped any prentense at actually being a governor.

Now, at least Alaska can get a real governor in her place.

Posted by: Continuum | July 3, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Liberal's worst nightmare is unfolding before their eyes! It's about time!

Palin 2012! The general rule of thumb is, the more liberals hate a Presidential candidate, the better they are for the country. Given that rule, Palin would be the best thing for this country in decades.

Many think the liberal media has hit rock bottom in their open bias, tossing out even the illusion of pretense of journalistic integrity. Some going so far to even sell access to the administration.

Nope, it hasn't bottomed out yet. With Palin preparing for 2012, the liberal media will dispense with any standards what-so-ever and attempt to bury her with unprecedented personal attacks on her family, while doing everything humanly possible (including open dishonesty) to protect their beloved socialist leader.

And the best part of all...real Americans will finally get fed up with it and hold the media accountable for their disregard of journalistic integrity.

Let the games begin.

Posted by: HughGKnutts | July 3, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

political"majority":

Careful what you wish for. BTW: Prejean will not be Constitutionally eligible in 2012 (but that didn't stop Obama ; )

Posted by: JakeD | July 3, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I know, Governor Palin seems like a living joke. But in a country that elected Ronald Reagan (and then created a cult of personality about him) anything is possible. Don't count her out yet. Just don't tell George, Tom, Abe, Frankie, and the others.

Posted by: theonebigone | July 3, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

"Personally I think Alaska will suffer for her resignation from office."

Personally, I am certain that Alaska has suffered enough from her legacy of mismanaging the state's finances and appointing cronies and political hacks into state office. Only about 18 of those 30 months actually involved doing the job that she was originally hired by voters to do.

Posted by: JPRS | July 3, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, WTF. Did Drudge just link to The Fix again?

Posted by: mnteng | July 3, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. Palin has what is called a spacial photographic memory.
I have one too.
Kinda sorta like Tom Hanks in Da Vinci Code.
Madonna of the Rocks.

Her personality beats all. And as Americans on this fourth of july --
the kind of Americans that I KNOW you are.......you see it!

She's got it! And you cannot deny that personality. It comes off marvelous and she is pretty too. A handful and I love it.

So common man of America---
i have a project for you...

watch her speech again if you can..and tell me--
as the common man of America.....
Did you clap at any time and give a "hoot".
I sure did and I love Rahm Emanuel!!

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

A QUOTE: "Is it because the GOP thinks she will lose the Governorship in the election perchance? She lost Presidency for McCain after all." Posted by: walker1

Um, Walker1, speaking of delusional ... She
didn't lose for McCain, who was the very worst candidate I have ever witnessed. HE
lost for himself, fumbling, mumbling, hot-under-the-collar, not a clue & running
on being a prisoner of war. Arrghh. But,
aside from his own ineptness, he made the Hail Mary by "choosing" Palin, a sort of
prettier Ma Kettle, who was (& is) clueless.
He couldn't have helped us more by opting for her as his running mate: that told us all we had to know about his lack of control & good judgment. (Although rushing back to
DC to save the budget problems was also
a fairly strong "Uh-oh! Run awayyyyyyy!"
moment. An ill-temered moron & thank the gods he was not chosen as our president.)
m. swof

Posted by: swofwords39 | July 3, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Remember, Sarah is the closest person we have to anyone following the laws of God

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Keep your imaginary celestial playmate out of the discsussion, PSYCHO

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama should have tried to appoint her ambassador to Africa, the continent, not the country.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party.


the gift that keeps on giving...

Posted by: lafont1 | July 3, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Some religious fanatic wrote: "...It's difficult to say whether or not she can win, but I do believe we would have all been better off having her in the Whitehouse. Remember, Sarah is the closest person we have to anyone following the laws of God, and no one else but God, can bring America out of its debt and its lawlessness. Go Sarah!!..."

And that made me remember that these United States of America of us is a THEOCRACY and not a Democracy as it is generally believed.

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Enmasse Americans are changing their voter registration to Independent Party,

==

hahahahahahahaha

You could fit the entire AIP in a high school auditorium.

You're a f*cking nutbar. Go play with your boogers.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable - She is a supreme idiot, and the thought that she would stand a chance at being elected president supports the old adage, "you get the government you deserve." Please tell me people are not this stupid as to see her as a statesman.

Posted by: kiraesq | July 3, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Some religious fanatic wrote: "...It's difficult to say whether or not she can win, but I do believe we would have all been better off having her in the Whitehouse. Remember, Sarah is the closest person we have to anyone following the laws of God, and no one else but God, can bring America out of its debt and its lawlessness. Go Sarah!!..."

And that made me remember that these United States of America of us is a THEOCRACY and not a Democracy as it is generally believed.

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse


alligatorhunt: we ignore "dottydo" around here. It's a racist ranting idiot.
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Indeed Chris... I went and looked back at her early screeds and she was a Rodham Clinton supporter that fried in that PUMA vat constructed this time last year. Party Unity My Butt... one of the several monkey traps the repugs set-up to snare the borderline nutters.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

.
You CANNOT be serious.

Consider this silly twit for the highest office in the land when she can't even finish her 1st term as governor of Alaska?

The only question is how did this thing ever make it to the national scene. McCain, thank God, isn't making any more decisions.

Posted by: whistling | July 3, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

lindareed1, go away.....like Palin. SHE can go back to riding around in the snow, killing animals, and having "babies."

Posted by: ilovebulldogs | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Better than sucking the brains out of a living fetus and calling it a "right", eh?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

What a fraud! A joke! A pretty face and nothing more. She can't even put together a coherent sentence. And yet there are many who see her as savior of this country.

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Her looks have decayed a lot since she was introduced to us by some bright shiner in the McCain camp. All those speeches in the temperate sunlight have savaged her looks, and she was on borrowed time anyway. So don't count on much of the T&A vote because by 11/12 she's going to look distinctly matronly, with her waist spreading and her jowls showing through all the makeup.

And another three years arent't going to add the 25+ IQ points she would need to run for office.

She had a big chance after the 2008 loss; massive notoriety, 80,000 loyal followers, a willing organization, and she blew it completely, through sheer executive incompetence.

She didn't even answer emails.

I'm sure she can read, but I bet she moves her lips while she does it.

More drama from Palin. Since the Letterman thing fizzled (he still has his job) she needs another way to stay in the spotlight. Resigning her post? Great way to get some press.

Stupid woman!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse


i hope she tells the RNC to take a hike, like President Obama did.

Remember her speech, she touched on alot of issues. Vindicated from federal investigation and what it cost Alaskans (the 15). Not milking your state with "fun stuff" as Gov!
Oh Mr. Sanford, where are you?????
Ninth District Court just upheld her state's authority.
She can make bookoo money NOT being Governor. And NOT fooling her people.


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

alligatorhunt: we ignore "dottydo" around here. It's a racist ranting idiot.

Posted by: chrisfox8
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Chrisfox8,
I see you still have no clue what a person who is part maori might look like.

Race cards just don't work anymore.

Obama sucks, and it isn't about color.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Palin was quoted this afternoon further:

"I bet this will be reported in the, um, the well, just ALL of the newspapers, you know!

Now I'm off to visit the Russian Congo, which is right next to the beautiful country of Africa! I can see it from my house! I'm going to go on a Trade Mission. I don't know what that is but I hope it's like a religious mission. We get to sing hymms and convert people and stuff. Wink-wink!"

Posted by: B2O2 | July 3, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

She is becoming a Lobbyist for her rich resourced state-

Oil and Gas

Catch how many times she mentioned those resources.

Posted by: sasha2008 | July 3, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

It was a good little speech [teleprompter? I dunno]. She joins TP among the hopefuls.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 3, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

With the Jenny-Mark rapprochement, another vital issue that Mr. Cilizza will need to discuss in detail, including the unmentioned huge matter that yields wifely forgiveness, politics had been bereft of humor for at least one day anyways. Thanks be to heaven for this announcement.

Who can forget this television skit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdDqSvJ6aHc

Posted by: Martial | July 3, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

When voters elect a Governor they expect as part of that vote a commitment and responsibility to fulfill a public obligation and duty to represent and make decisions during a pre-designated term in office which promotes predictability and consistency and effectiveness in office. Regardless of whether or not its impossible to both run a state as governor and campaign for the President of the United States, any pre-mature resignation of the Office of Governor raises serious questions about one's commitment to public service and the electorate and one's ability to have the commitment and ability to actually be responsible as President of the United States (note what President Obama is confronting).

Posted by: TabLUnoLCSWfromUtah | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I delay my opinion on Mrs Palin chances in the 2012 Presidential election until after I have seen in a bikini (topless would be even better). I think she may into something there.

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

It's difficult to say whether or not she can win, but I do believe we would have all been better off having her in the Whitehouse. Remember, Sarah is the closest person we have to anyone following the laws of God, and no one else but God, can bring America out of its debt and its lawlessness. Go Sarah!!

Posted by: Advocate4Good | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

lindareed1, go away.....like Palin. SHE can go back to riding around in the snow, killing animals, and having "babies."

Posted by: ilovebulldogs | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

She complains about all the attention but yet she was the one pushing her and her family onto the cover of magazines. Pathetic.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to one of those "TEABAGGER" events tomorrow...gonna laugh my $%^# of at all the crazed weirdo freakazoids...take some pictures of their KKK and Swastika posters and post them all over the internet. What fun!!!

Posted by: wilder5121
>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
Your mindset is exactly where mine was at when I got my camera out for the fun.

Now, I am glad I went, it was the Taxed Enough Already business people mostly, just fed up with both partys.


That was before Porkulous Pelosi even hit the news and was signed.

Now that the Stimulous is a flop and the Constitutional America is over, for the prodigy for generations ...repeal makes even more sense.

Independence day was the day America threw the King out of power, after the TEA PArty signaled they would pay no more taxes without representation.
Today is no different, and the rebirth of the Country is underway.

Today no one is willing to profit a dime for taxes to fund Obamaland...so he is soooo over.

The call for the removal of all who disenfranchised American's by not listening to us will happen.


Enmasse Americans are changing their voter registration to Independent Party, so I am now an x - Democrat too.
The electoral college rug being pulled out from under Red and Blue states is just us, the Yankee doodle dandy's putting a feather in our hats. The Constitution before Party lines.

Admit it...watching the Congress and Hill running to the bathrooms to clean out their DEPENDS when their recall notices arrive, is going to be fun.

Palin is not keeping her blinders on, and going down with the Titanic called Obamaland.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

MOOSE AND SQUIRREL 20012 ! [PALIN/JINDAL]

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

It's not because she's a serial liar and completely clueless that everybody hates her. It's that nasal voice like a screeching owl that drives most people over a cliff.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

If you thought America under W was a disaster and want another go at really bringing the country to its knees, vote for this woman.

Posted by: jameswork52 | July 3, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

What a flake... just quit your job in the middle of it... She is so flighty. Who could trust her in charge of the country? She would throw a hissy fit over any little thing and storm off.

Posted by: goldie2 | July 3, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

hey cschotta1 ! Will you be grilling tomorrow? Would not be the Fourth without a sparkler up your butt ! I'm sure you will still have room for your flag staff.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

She is not the reason mckane lost. Nobody from the gop would have come close to President Obama. mckane, lame and decrepit and foolish as he is, did the only thing he could to stop a complete desertion of his own party. palin represents the core of the republicon party. Not a brain in her head, phony as a three dollar bill, full on nonsense and slogans and platitudes meant to trick morons into voting for people who are out to harm them in real and devestating ways. Without her mckain would not have raised a nickle.

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

alligatorhunt: we ignore "dottydo" around here. It's a racist ranting idiot.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Her statement to the media was described as "rambling" suggesting she did not have much time to prepare her remarks.

This suggests she had to resign quickly, or is still woefully unqualified to be a major candidate.

Knowing her remarks would get huge media play, her "rambling" remarks did her no good.

Posted by: bobnsri | July 3, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Leaders don't quit - and quitters can't lead.

Posted by: Brittman1 | July 3, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

yes, Governor Sanford should think about this while on vacation with his family.

It's a brilliant move.
No title necessary, as she learned.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

What a fraud! A joke! A pretty face and nothing more. She can't even put together a coherent sentence. And yet there are many who see her as savior of this country. Palin makes Dubya look like Einstein. Raise your hands all of you who would want her to be in charge of the local license bureau let alone this country? She's not even a competent parent. Wow, Saturday Night Live will have a field day. People of Alaska rejoice!!

Posted by: JudgeRoyBean | July 3, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Yo...all of you little dum-dums who think milk comes from white trucks
And are piling onto the "me-too-wagon" thinking Palin's...out of luck
It's July 4th eve and before you "celebrate" by wrecking your dad's SUV
Here's a sober thought--before you're not--say you heard it from...me
The "election" you pinheads need to worry about is the one in 2010
When the comedians who are the Dems get thrown out on their butts again
The Senate goes back to the GOP and those Dems all of you have acquitted
Will get sent back to "live" among all of you--or like Pelosi...committed
And when you want to promote your "messiah" but his ratings hit bow-low
And ACORN can't fabricate voting records or register Mickey Mouse anymore
And you're looking for your "governMENT" check and saying..."I think I'll stay"
Just know that hurricanes can bury you and, yes--another one's on the way
Then as you paddle your way thru the French Quarter on that sofa you're sailing
Just know that the hurricane that hit you has a name...it's..."Sarah Palin"

Posted by: shalomaleichem1 | July 3, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin = Norma Desmond.

Posted by: niksiz

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heh heh heh

Photos of herself all around the house.

It fits!

HAW HAW HAW

Palin could finish her goober-natorial term and still have two years to campaign for president, the election is over three years away.

Another stupid grandstanding move, another hillbilly rebel yell for attention.

I told you so.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | July 3, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

the repugnants have thrown themselves a bone. She is the leading contender.... why not. The same people who dried out Bush Jr. have got themselves another Ken doll (Barbie this time) and now the search is on for a Vice-President that can be President while the President pretends to be President. Was not enough to put us in the tank, they want social security into Wall Street.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 3, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

The lady's a loser, a quitter, and an idiot.

Posted by: orch24 | July 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Pretty hilarious, considering the source!!

LIBERALISM.....A true mental disorder.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Another GOP extra-marital affair!!! Did Governor Palin go to Argentina too? Was that male Tango dancer married or divorced? The Argentine male Tango dancer Governor Palin is totally in love with is younger or older than the Governor?

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Still think there is a scandal in the wings, or she knows she would lose the Alaska election which would really tank any chance even a delusional airhead like her might think she has. No matter brainless she is she has to know losing the governors race in tiny Alaska (population the same as the greater Scranton are in PA) would spell doom.

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party Revolt is gathering recall signatures on Congress and the Hill both Partys at Independence day Rallys to get the Constitution back for the unborn.
Taxation without representation was the reason the Nation was born...and now it is the re-birth to take down Obamaland.

Palin is smarter than those who do not resign, because recall notices will be going out across the Nation.

The power of this Country, and it's funding is nothing more than willing Americans.
Tea PArty revolt refuses to invest or earn a dime to tax, but they will sign to force Constitution breakers to resign and remove all of the two party of corruption of Governors who can place corruption back in.
Smart Governors will resign in Obamaland enmasse either way...so will Congress and Hill people who are smart.

Germany didn't do it...we are.

------------------------------------------
ditto dodo,
what planet are you on? Raving delusional fools like yourself are the reason that third parties are not taken seriously. Continue your petition... I'm sure it will be successful if those involved in it have even 1/10th of your ability to sound articulate and logical.
Better yet, why not head up to Anchorage and attend one of MR. Palin's AIP meetings, you could sure get some signatures there.

Posted by: alligatorhunt | July 3, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Something smells here. She is giving up the credibility and the bully pulpit of the Gov office. Why?? She must have been forced out for some reason. I am sure it will all come out eventually.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it isn't as simple as that. I wonder if someone has something on her that is going to be revealed, and she wants to get out of Dodge before it is.

Posted by: GongMin | July 3, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

just caught palin's speech.

i gotta tell ya, I like her.

I want on her PR team for sure.
Who cares if she shot Bullwinkle.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 3, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

@honest_abe, who says "I see a Tina Fey SNL skit in the works. Can't wait!"

Well, that pretty much sums the approach of American liberals. It's all tied up with what's on TV.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | July 3, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Palin-Sanford 2012 ! Die, GOP, Die!

Posted by: BushCrimeFamily | July 3, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The criticism is that she doesn't finish what she she started . Well, whatever you think of her, she served more of her term than Obama served in his senate term before he ran for president.

Posted by: lure1 | July 3, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Many Ethics Complaints have been filed against Palin in 2008

Costing the State of Alaska close to 300K.

R U sure this one wants to run for National Office?
http://www.adn.com/palin/story/838912.html

Posted by: digtldesk | July 3, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

She's the reason McCain lost the Presidential election and not because of her religious beliefs but her lack of understanding the world's problems. Besides, no one could understand her and the never ending circular sentences. She'd talk about something and after a paragraph one still had no idea what she meant.

Posted by: maryfh007 | July 3, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party lost what little credibility it had remaining after GWB by picking Ms. Palin as McCain's running mate. That choice was purely cynical, made to offset McCain's unpopularity among the ultra right-wing fundamentalist voters. If the GOP continues to pander to the 20% "true-believers" in their party, they will never recover.

Posted by: joy2 | July 3, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

My, My - the liberal lefties are having a snit fit over Gov Palin's announcement.

How ugly can they get? The level of nasty only shows how afraid of her they are.

I think they all need a rabies shot.

Posted by: mlemac | July 3, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The lady's a loser, a quitter, and an idiot.

Posted by: orch24 | July 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Carabou Barbie for President in 2012??? This is too good to be true. And which Bible-thumping Repubeicon fraud will occupy the VP slot? Ensign?, Vetter? Stud Sanford? wife dumping Guiliani,or wife dumping Gingrich???? You've got to hand it to the Repupubeicons, not only are they without irony over their hypocrisy, they don't even seem top be aware that they are complete frauds and con men.Gollee1! Garsh!

Posted by: Dourad | July 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I see the Obambi-Nutizis, Obambi-Bots and Al Franken's "Comedy Relief Team" are out in force, on this Fourth of July.

It's a pretty big accomplishment to become a state's governor. I see people throwing rocks, but no one is building fences. This lady has accomplished a lot, managed a family and a state.

With all of the insanity of private investigators, lawyers, left-wing nuts and so-called journalists, aka bloggers, crawling over all of Alaska, seeking to smear her, the only thing they managed to do is show how ugly and how desperate they are to get a loser like King Obambi into office.

Gov. Palin has managed to keep unemployment down, revenue to the state flowing in, a royalty check for every Alaskan and managed to keep her integrity in the process. Yes, you'll see the little weeinies talk about how she took money for travel expenses so she could work from home and iut amounted to a few thousand at best. When we look at individual members of congress, especially Dummycrats, we are looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars, individually, for junkets to various exotic locations, including the Virgin Islands, Italy and the Galapogos Islands, with their family and congressional delegations.

Let's talk about Tim Kaine for a moment. Where is he? Ever since he became head of the DNC, he spends 65% of his time outside of Virginia. De he go off to Argentina, with Gov. Sanford?

I don't know if Sarah Palin would be a good candidate for President, but when comparing King Obambi's record to her's, she is far more qualified as a chief executive that the current occupant of the Executive Mansion.

She's also a helluva lot better looking, too!

I hope this is an April Fool's Joke and that pressure is not being exerted for her to resign because of family issues. after all, you don't see Letterman making jokes about the Obambi-Brats.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | July 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahahahahahaha...every Democrat in America will send this brainless serial liar money if she wants to run for President in 2012. The failed Republican Party of Incompetence continues its titanic MELTDOWN!!!

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

She's having an affair with Gov. Sanford.

Another milestone in the extinction of the Repub party. Whoopie!

Posted by: Glimpy | July 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe there will be end of Secular-progress, Income re-distribution
Social Engneering
Judical activism"

So this post thinks progress is bad, having working people earn more and keep more of the wealth they produce is bad,and that "social engineering" which one assumes is using government to protect the rights of citizens is bad.

We all can agree that the extremist conservative judicial activism that the federal courts have been practicing for the past 20 years is bad. Just look at the string of God awful rulings the roberts gang of five came down with in the past two weeks. The courts are dangerously activist in pushing conservative ideology. We need a court that follows the Constitution, not one that pushed the agenda of the republicon party and the extremist right.

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I see a Tina Fey SNL skit in the works. Can't wait!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I feel sorry for Sarah Palin. It seems she has just turned away to start something new, a little like when there is a divorce some people just abandon most previous relationships and walk away, never to see the kids again. I've never understood. You just can't abandon your past. It will follow you. So I feel sorry for Palin. She can't just start new as if she had no past. To stay and do a good job a Govenor I believe would be a better springboard for the next great thing. So while I feel sorry for her, maybe she can use the time to fill up the air in her head with substance. If so it may be a good move.

Posted by: berrier | July 3, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Personally I think Alaska will suffer for her resignation from office. But if she does run for the Presidency I think she will be a very strong and viable candidate. Now we just have to make sure that the media doesn't try and pick a candidate to run against Obama as they did in the last election. There are several Republican candidates that can make a serious run and have a chance to win if they are willing to take it to the people and present their argumetns in a clear and concise manner without the rock star facade of the last election.

Posted by: jmsmaxwell | July 3, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Please run for President Governor Palin! At least in the Repugnant primaries. You can also run in the Dixiecrats primaries too if you like.

Please run for President Governor Palin!Most comedians are retiring and there is not any fun anymore.

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Yes PLEASE give money to Palin.

Instead of giving to her presidential campaign though give it to her legal defense fund.

Odds are that's where the need is right now.

A candidate who can't stand the heat of the media spotlight without being even near the White House will last Zero minutes in the real spotlight.

Posted by: JPRS | July 3, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Good For You Gov. Palin
You have plenty of time to study what being a President means. You might try going back to college or taking some kind of "wake up your brain" pill.
Perhaps now we won't have to hear from you so much.
BORING
Toni

Posted by: Tonisongbird34 | July 3, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Quitter.

Meanwhile, Sanford can't stop talking long enough to quit.

Today's GOP. Freak-tastic!

Posted by: BushCrimeFamily | July 3, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Welcome back!!!!!!! Another comedian (Mrs. Palin AKA Dan Quale's twin) is back in the presidential race along with Fat Gingrich, plastic & phony Romney, & stiff Pawlenty.

Way to go gang. I hope that you top each other in stupidity and entertain us.

Posted by: ndesh | July 3, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

This Woman has not realize yet her spot in the political arena. She was used and re-used by her party on 2008 to dress up the Ugly and the bad and It didn't work. Every time Sarah oppenned her mouth, she demostrated how unintelligent she is. She must be studying a lot History and Geography a may be, may be ,this time she will learn Rusia's and Africa geographic location. What a Goof!!

Posted by: mar67 | July 3, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm so glad all you palin-phobics are thinking this is the end of her. You are wrong and your boy will be out of the White House in 2012, if we are all not in soup kitchens and waiting for our govenment rations of cheese by then. How much more damage can Obama do in 3 1/2 years? I hope you will be happy to be unemployed and paying 3 times the taxes you are now. Is this the 'change' you voted for? I have a clear conscience, I didn't vote for him

Posted by: angelinwhite | July 3, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

She will guarantee Obama a landslide victory in 2012. If the GOP picks this divisive woman they are done.

Posted by: paris1969 | July 3, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Attend to what issues? Defending herself from the big, bad media and disgruntled McCain staffers? There aren't enough advisors, stylists or smart drugs in the world to make into an acceptable national candidate.

Posted by: Koko3 | July 3, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

How unctuous was Tina Fey in getting Governor Palin to resign from an extremely powerful political post so as to begin a three and a half year quixotic quest?

Posted by: Martial | July 3, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Quit. The best ever decision taken by her. Run for re-election ! See her next decade. Ayoub-Cairo-Egypt

Posted by: obaco | July 3, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Very bizare. This woman gets weirder and weirder by the moment.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICANS R SO desperate for a Leader that they PAID to DRaft Palin..

Palin Not doing well in Alaska right now.. health Director for Alaska says she was FORCED out.

PALIN has issues running Alaska..
http://www.adn.com/
Guess this is part of the Gov. Sanford fallout. Members of the GOP are getting desperate..
Anyone can run...

Posted by: digtldesk | July 3, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

As Al Franken becomes a U.S. senator and becomes serious, Sarah Palin is resigning from her office to do America's funniest political comedy.

Sarah Palin/Carrie Prejean in 2012? LOL!


Posted by: politicalmajority | July 3, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Did she go to Argentina too? Was that male Tango dancer married or divorced? The Argentine male Tango dancer Governor Palin is totally in love with is younger or older than the Governor?

Posted by: superiorovo | July 3, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

@swatkings1, who said of the anti-Democrat platform "Who ignorant enough to promote it than Sarah Palin?".

"Who" ignorant enough? I'll tell you "who ignorant enough". the Democrat party is "ignorant enough". Seen any polls recently about the national preference for Dems or Repubs? Ignorance came to its highwater mark in 2008 and it's all downhill for Dems from there.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | July 3, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Please Governor dont enter in a serious bid, dont embarrass the whole nation by being uneducated and in general unaware of
our problems, stay in Alaska far enough away to be ignored for your dumb comments!

Posted by: erichk1 | July 3, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

PALIN FOR PRESIDENT!!!
Where can I contribute?
Go Sarah Go!!!
(All you Palin-haters are just scared shizzle-less.)

Posted by: lindareed1 | July 3, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

To cschotta1. Your response shows just how racist, bigoted, IGNORANT, and moronic your p;arty has become. Stupidity seems to be on the rise with you right wingers. Hey, more power to you! It will make our re-election a lot easier!

Posted by: jfgp | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

You will have nothing positive to run on, it will be 100% democRATS fault, which is something Barack Hussein Obama will finally have to man-up to! If you really want to talk racism, why is it that when a black person becomes a republican, he/she is considered a Uncle Tom? If you want racism, he's a few for ya: Robert Byrd, Reverend Wright, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Naacp, Democrat Black Causus-just to name a few! The last thing the DNC can afford to do is lose the black vote, which is why they keep telling them they can't do without the democRATS. And what a nice job the democRATS have done to destroy the black family!! Reality sux, eh lib?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The cry for a third party are not far off the mark. If the trend continues with the republicons moving farther and farther off the political map a new party will emerge and either coopt the name republicon and drive out the fringe loonies who cling to that name now, or it will replace the republicon party. The republicons are heading the way of the Federalists, the Whigs, and most apropos, the "KNow Nothing" party - one of the first truely xenophobic parties in our history. SO narrowly focused and so driven by hate that they just dried up and blew away...

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Thank God! Hopefully in time for a Democrat to take over that seat and as for 2012? LMAO I don't think she stands a moose's chance.

Posted by: thelastpictureshow | July 3, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to one of those "TEABAGGER" events tomorrow...gonna laugh my $%^# of at all the crazed weirdo freakazoids...take some pictures of their KKK and Swastika posters and post them all over the internet. What fun!!!

Posted by: wilder5121
>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
Your mindset is exactly where mine was at when I got my camera out for the fun

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to one of those "TEABAGGER" events tomorrow...gonna laugh my $%^# of at all the crazed weirdo freakazoids...take some pictures of their KKK and Swastika posters and post them all over the internet. What fun!!!

Posted by: wilder5121
>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
Your mindset is exactly where mine was at when I got my camera out for the fun

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to one of those "TEABAGGER" events tomorrow...gonna laugh my $%^# of at all the crazed weirdo freakazoids...take some pictures of their KKK and Swastika posters and post them all over the internet. What fun!!!

Posted by: wilder5121
>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
Your mindset is exactly where mine was at when I got my camera out for the fun

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is what Michael Jackson would have looked like had he lived to be eighty.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Bravo. She's not a product of a corrupt political machine like the fraud currently residing in the White House. The media is in love with Obama who is love with his own voice. Thankfully, Palin loves her nation...and more importantly...her country men and women.

Posted by: pelham1861 | July 3, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Go Girl!
Maybe there will be end of Secular-progress, Income re-distribution
Social Engneering
Judical activism
Czars and OBAMANOMICS
Remember 4th of July is remembering our Freedom and those who fought for it!

Posted by: akeegan2 | July 3, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Palin-Bachmann 2012.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | July 3, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

The problem the GOP have with and why they forced her to resign the Governorship is that she is seen as being a looser.

The GOP are afraid she will loose Alaska gubernatorial election for 2010, her numbers are atrocious. They are hoping a new cadidate can free the GOP of here image.

Posted by: walker1 | July 3, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

She can run for president... doesn't mean she'll win.

Posted by: ladymacbeth977 | July 3, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey - the only reamaining tea bagger is posting here!!! He is so del;usional that he doesn't even know that most states don't have recall. And the goal of "getting the COnstitution back for the unborn" just highlights the intellect of a palin supporting tea bagger. Go tea bagger go. Dip your bag for sarah. Dip it on rush and sean and the rest of those "grass roots" leaders of this spontaneous media generated movement.

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I am so happy about this. Her lack of fundamental worldly knowledge never ceases to provide a steady stream of humorous cocktail party chit-chat around DC......I can't wait.

Posted by: 6664U | July 3, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Will she go to work for the Washington Post pimping for lobbyists?

Posted by: bruiserND | July 3, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

It's strategery.

Posted by: wp318676 | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

To cschotta1. Your response shows just how racist, bigoted, IGNORANT, and moronic your p;arty has become. Stupidity seems to be on the rise with you right wingers. Hey, more power to you! It will make our re-election a lot easier!

Posted by: jfgp | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin = Norma Desmond.

Posted by: niksiz | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to one of those "TEABAGGER" events tomorrow...gonna laugh my $%^# of at all the crazed weirdo freakazoids...take some pictures of their KKK and Swastika posters and post them all over the internet. What fun!!!

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Even though I could never vote for her, I still think she's Hot!

Posted by: DedicatedCitizen | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Third party! Third Party!

"Save" the U.S. through succession...?

Gov's Palin and Perry in 2012!!!

Posted by: rogied25 | July 3, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Palin for president? Half of the world does hate us, the other will laugh at us. Hope this is just early edition of Sunday's funnies.

Posted by: awells1902 | July 3, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Who can blame her...she doesn't want to work for the Soro's agenda that bought Mc Cain (not born on the turf) onto the ticket....it certainly wansn't voters who put him there ...the Republicans were all stunned he was named.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

A distraction, at best, for the Republican party.

There will always be a following for a true fiscal conservative. And with the folly of the Obama budget becoming more evident everyday, It's obvious that we need one. Palin has given no evidence that she excells in that area.

The reborn Republican Party must distance itself from religious zealots. But it's that group that Palin seems to register with the best.

As I said, this is a mere blip on the radar screen towards the 2012 election.

Posted by: tifoso1 | July 3, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Does this somehow involve Gov. Sanford of SC, or does it have more to do with the habitual ethical lapses and abuse of power issues?

Posted by: JPRS | July 3, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Comedians all over America are rejoicing today!

Posted by: Woodstocknative | July 3, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I heard she is picking Bachman as her VP, good choice they compliment each other. What one of them doesn't know the other knows less.

Posted by: AverageJane | July 3, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh Thank God!!! Please let Sarah Palin be the Repubican candidate...Please....I have no doubt the Repubican platform will be the return of slavery that they sorely miss. Who ignorant enough to promote it than Sarah Palin? The South is still seething that they can't have their slaves. Who represents the South? Hmmmmm???

Posted by: swatkins1 | July 3, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

You are all too quick to assume she will run for President.
I hear she will soon be engulfed in a new scandal.
Posted by: bobnsri
========

What scandal might that be? A secret trip to South America maybe? Get out the popcorn!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Sarah, go away. You're really not that bright nor well educated, and you lost once already.

Your 15 minutes are up.

Posted by: delantero | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If she can't do more than two things at once why does she think anyone will vote for her in 2012 when she's just a bad memory.

Posted by: rlj611 | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

This nut job is going to be running around the country trying to keep her name in the news. Things just get better and better for Democrats.

She has one job and one job only: keep the radical right religionists under control and in the Republicant Party, to keep those bible-beating bozos lapping up the hate-filled narrative of the Republicant Party.

Posted by: jmcauli1 | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

cshotta wrote: "conservatives don't vote based on color of skin or because he/she has written a book or two."

Indeed, in Palin's case, it's not even a requirement that they've read a book or two.


Posted by: kevrobb | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Bet she knows more about the Bible than the Koran! Ouch!!!

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Gatekeeper of the Nation

Oil and Gas

God gave us energy

Humbling repsonsiblity- Alaska for National Security

No more politics as usual

developed responsibly to develop their resources - oil and gas

Petroleum develpopment office

Drilling for Oil and Gas

58 to 1 voctory protecting Alsakans to flow to the lowere 48 - pro private sector project

She is becoming a lobbyist-


Posted by: sasha2008 | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

So she's quitting after 30 months on a job that the people of Alaska elected her to do for a full four years, in hopes of running for the job of president of the US?

See, this sort of thing makes perfect sense to rightwingers, but it causes the rest of the human race to look at Palin like the lunatic she is.

I can't wait for conservatives to tell us how the liberal media was out to get Palin and made it impossible for her to finish her term as governor of a conservative state far removed from mainstream America. After all, conservatives have blamed Sanford's downfall on liberals.

And they wonder why their party is losing support across the board?

Posted by: castanea | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

This is great news. The longer she remains the most viable GOP candidate for 2012 (and she has a rabid chunk of the party who will make sure she stays in contention), the longer the Republicans languish in irrelevancy. The GOP simply won't be taken seriously if she is the standard-bearer. The soap opera factor doesn't hurt, either. Bravo, Sarah!

Posted by: the_green_lantern | July 3, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't buy this explanation for a second. Being Governor is a far better platform for gaining media and fundraising attention then being the former governor of a small state. I guarantee that in the next 24 hours a huge scandal will be revealed.

Posted by: buffysummers | July 3, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

How quickly would she resign the Presidency? One year, six months? It's hard work, or so I've heard.

Posted by: julie10 | July 3, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

There are ZSTILL rightards who cling to the racist tripe that "Obama won because he is black." They seem to have forgotten that being black is not exactly an advantage in any aspect of life in the US, ever. If President Obama had the same exact skills but was white he would have beaten mckane/palin by 20%.

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I just looked it up in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary:

This is the description for "delusional".

And she also believes in the Easter Bunny.

Posted by: go2goal | July 3, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

She can co-host daily with Rush his radio show of GOP hatred.

Posted by: TalkingHead1 | July 3, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Is it bacause the GOP thinks she will loose the Governorship in the election perchance?

She lost Presidency for McCain after all.

Posted by: walker1 | July 3, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but her cluelessness is only enhanced by her fumbling enthusiasm and rambling state-of-consciousness prattle.
Thinking that she would be qualified is delusional. TRULY delusional....
Sorry.

Posted by: Tomcat3 | July 3, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

So Palin is really aiming for the top job. This is great news ... for the Democrats.

Posted by: kevrobb | July 3, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Really? What's the magic NE GRO going to run on, his growing debt, his growing unemployment numbers, the crashing economy or will it be once again that's he's a black muslim?

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Please God, shut her up, her voice is worse than fingernails on a chalkboard.

And for the comment that these are idiotic grunts, did you actually listen to her idiotic grunts? You can't tell exactly what she was saying other than she isn't going to be governor.

Posted by: AverageJane | July 3, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party Revolt is gathering recall signatures on Congress and the Hill both Partys at Independence day Rallys to get the Constitution back for the unborn.
Taxation without representation was the reason the Nation was born...and now it is the re-birth to take down Obamaland.

Palin is smarter than those who do not resign, because recall notices will be going out across the Nation.

The power of this Country, and it's funding is nothing more than willing Americans.
Tea PArty revolt refuses to invest or earn a dime to tax, but they will sign to force Constitution breakers to resign and remove all of the two party of corruption of Governors who can place corruption back in.
Smart Governors will resign in Obamaland enmasse either way...so will Congress and Hill people who are smart.

Germany didn't do it...we are.

Posted by: dottydo | July 3, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

@Honest_Abe, who said "You should have posted some her cheesecake photos from Runner mag. "

Wow, honest abe, you think those photos of Palin are "cheesecake" photos? You Democrats should move out of your mommy's basement and stop wanking at old "Knitter's World" magazines.

Posted by: ThisIsReality | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Chris, You should have posted some her cheesecake photos from Runner mag.
http://www.runnersworld.com/photo/sarahpalin/home.html
Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:00

Man that's not cheesecake, it's a stale Twinkie. She needs to find Oz and have the Wiz give her a brain

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

There are

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Every patriotic American hopes she'll run for President and get the Republican nomination in 2012...because we'll need four more years of President Obama cleaning up the stinking pile of disaster left behind by Bush and the GOP. Go Sarah!!!

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Her state is in chaos.

She wants that natural gas for the state of Alaska.

Maybe she will become a lobbyist.

Posted by: sasha2008 | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

You are all too quick to assume she will run for President.

I hear she will soon be engulfed in a new scandal.

Oh how joyous for we democrats.

The GOP in its last few, dying moments.

Posted by: bobnsri | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Now we can wait with baited breath for the inevitable announcement: Her VP pick will be the megadork Joe the Plumber!

Posted by: BhamBill | July 3, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

She was rambling, babbling, and incoherent. It was bizarre, and she looks really unhappy. She is not doing this for the good of anybody but herself.

The scandal is about to blow. You can be sure that she's lying.

Grab your popcorn, it's GOP hypocrisy time!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

President, I don't think so. She will become a Fox "news" hostess.

Posted by: merganser | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

ONe of two ossible reasons - 1. scadal about to break 2. she did not want to lose the Alaska election prior to trying to convince even the few remaining idjits in the gop that she would make a good candidate.

What a bad joke. At least maybe now she'll go the way of Dan Quayle and disappear forever.

Posted by: John1263 | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how her consituents in Alaska feel about this. I would imagine shafted.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I don't get why this story has been muddled by CNN and the Washington Post. She spoke at a press conference outside of her house in Wasilla and stated her intention to resign in a few weeks. Check out this link http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=10641495 The fact that your headline and CNN's are talking about her not seeking reelection is unforgiveable. Get the story straight before you write a headline. I did.

Posted by: dwnmd | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

cshotta wrote: "conservatives don't vote based on color of skin or because he/she has written a book or two."

Indeed, in Palin's case, it's not even a requirement that they've read a book or two.

Posted by: kevrobb | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

What scandal has forced her to resign the Governorship?

Posted by: walker1 | July 3, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

She's MUCH more qualified than our current President, in case you haven't noticed. She won't be elected because of the color of her ski; she will be elected because she is qualified for the job

Posted by: angelinwhite | July 3, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

This is a belated April Fool's Day joke -- right?

Posted by: AZANNE | July 3, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks it is too early to get started for 2012 and her announcement was at a very short notice. Something funny goin' on....

Posted by: news-junkie | July 3, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps she needs to make more time to read all those newspapers she told Katie Couric she reads.
Wonder if the windows in her home need to be cleaned, so she can see Russia more clearly.
Although I do not agree with a great deal of what Obama is doing, we certainly dodged a bullet but not electing Mrs. Palin as V.P. Imagine the only person seperating her from the presidency could have been a 72 year old cancer survivor.
Someone needs to warn the elk of Alaska.

Posted by: bpartoens | July 3, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

A few thoughts:

1) She wants that natural gas from the energy stimuls money

2) She may be leaving the GOP

3) Her state is in shambles- will try to do what the GOP Congress did before the financial tsunami hit the US.

I know - they all left to be with family

Posted by: sasha2008 | July 3, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The fact that she still doesn't realize that she's completely out of her league is further proof that she's unqualified if not just plain unfit. She will accomplish nothing more than to peel away the GOP uber right in her march for the Whitehouse which will only damage any viable candidate the GOP might muster - and that herd gets thinner with every scandal.

She pathetic yet terribly entertaining.

Posted by: bfjackjernigan | July 3, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

BWWWaaaahhhhhhaaaaahhhhaaaaa!

Another nasty friend of bigots
bites dirt.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 3, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

When will her announcement of William Kristol as campaign director be made?

Posted by: hbailen | July 3, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Her only strategy will be to attack Obama 24/7.
She will make him look good.
Imagine a debate between the two.
Oh well, she is the perfect ideal for today's modern republican: stupid, ignorant, and a loudmouth blowhard.
Am I excited?
You betcha!

Posted by: Tomcat3 | July 3, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Great news! Now I won't have to move to Alaska to vote against her!

Posted by: thrh | July 3, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

She's gonna need a lot of plastic surgery to keep her looks into 2012. Shame there's no such operation as a brainlift.

Posted by: kevrobb | July 3, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Does she really think she can be elected president? Sheesh.

Posted by: Heron | July 3, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse


Look at the failed community organizer in the White House who ran on slogans of YES WE CAN! Anything is possible. But she will need more than slogans, since conservatives don't vote based on color of skin or because he/she has written a book or two.

Posted by: cschotta1 | July 3, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

What a joke this woman has become. Dumping her day job for a very unlikely bid for the highest office in the land. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

You know the country is in trouble when running for president becomes a full-time job three years before the next election. And this story is wrong, by the way. She is leaving office early in order to further her personal political ambitions. What a self-serving jerk -- but typical of the party that preaches personal responsibility and accountability.

Posted by: Bob22003 | July 3, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she's having an affair with someone in Argentina.

Posted by: holzhaacker | July 3, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Holy sh*t! She is resigning:

"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shocked the political word Friday by announcing that she will step down at the end of the month and transfer power to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell."


Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

So Palin is really aiming for the top job. This is great news ... for the Democrats.

What would her presidential library contain? Archie comics? Neiman Marcus catalogues? Back issues of TV Guide?

Posted by: kevrobb | July 3, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

BBC says she is toast.

Another Republican Governor who can dish it out, but can not take the heat.

No wait, King David Sanford can take the heat, he does not feel a thing. He wants to teach his kids a lesson they will never forget.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 3, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

not only is sara not running again she is resigning from being govenor....dosen't look good for her running for another elected office.

Posted by: joseph49 | July 3, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

why resign....shows she's a quitter.

what would you expect from the hillbilly wing of the republic party.

Posted by: edvanrensyahoocom | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Read the article in the new Vanity Fair online for an accurate look at the GOP's favorite VP candidate.

Posted by: alamo2 | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

As usual the WP is behind with the news: she's resigning her governorship at the end of this month. And moosie: it's "poor Freako."

Posted by: jonthom | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Chris, You should have posted some her cheesecake photos from Runner mag.

http://www.runnersworld.com/photo/sarahpalin/home.html

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I look forward to watching her new show on Fox cable. Perhaps it will be a quiz show focussing on bible knowledge and creation science.

Posted by: DjangoSteinheart | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Everyday is a all about her, it's one long soap opera.

She cares so much about Alaska she isn't even finishing her term? Being the selfish, self centered egomaniac that she is, she doesn't see that she has nothing to offer as president.

Posted by: AverageJane | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

hopefully she'll move to siberia

Posted by: billsburg | July 3, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

It must have been something I said.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 3, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Well, I can only say how impressed I am with the comments of Palin's critics here. Do you folks ever utter thoughts that are more than the idiotic grunts we see above?

Posted by: bobmoses | July 3, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

She barely had a year left on her first term, and she quits? This just shows me she can't finish what she starts. I would never vote for this insanely ambitious woman.

Posted by: GenuineRisk | July 3, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Is she really gone or is this another trick. Big crowd with more about 15 people mostly children. As Sarah choked up me thinks their is more to this decision. Bristol was missing from the event is she having another baby. Is Sister Sarah stepping down so Uncle Ted can run for Governor and get back to stealing. Look for Sarah to run for President in a bunny outfit.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | July 3, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

This is a real shame because I thought we were done with her forever after November. The nightmare remains.

Posted by: and2rewham | July 3, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

The AP says she's resigning as gov. Which is it?

Posted by: octobertea | July 3, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Well that settles it. She running for POTUS! LOL!

Posted by: Honest_Abe | July 3, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Does she really think she can be elected president? Sheesh.

Posted by: Heron | July 3, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Mother of Moosie! Can this be the end of Freako?

Posted by: mitt1968 | July 3, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

She's goofy.

Posted by: Dawny_Chambers | July 3, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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