Oh Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You are truly the grift that keeps on giving.
If you didn’t exist, some wag would have to make you up.
From that infamous DemoCommie rag, the National Review:
Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody
National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
Posted on 1/26/2015 8:22:08 PM by MinnesotaLibertarian
Skipping to the end:
Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will say, and then they will huffily tell you that they “hope signaling that you are ‘one of them’ was worth it.” And finally — as is the case when one expresses disapproval of other cult figures, such as President Obama, Ron Paul, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Paul Krugman — it is presumed that all animadversion must be motivated by envy or by snobbery or by secret admiration, and that it can therefore be safely ignored. “What have you done,” they will ask, “that compares to my paragon of virtue?” All told, it’s really quite pathetic.
Having been mercilessly and unjustly pilloried by the media throughout the 2008 campaign, Sarah Palin had a clear choice in its aftermath: She could sober up and prove the buggers wrong, or she could collapse into ignominious pasquinade. Sadly, she chose the latter. The rest of us should choose to move on.
**************************************I expect to get flamed by the Palin fan club,
but this is one of the best summaries I’ve seen of why she should not be taken seriously as a candidate. It has nothing to do with her policies – it has do with how she conducts herself. I agree entirely that she was not treated fairly by the media in 2008, but she has done nothing but play into the image they’ve created for her ever since. Furthermore, quitting her term as Governor halfway through is a major red flag, and eliminates the credibility of the “executive experience” argument.
To: Cringing Negativism Network
What people are failing to realize that at an event where no one particularly stood out, Palin is the one getting the press. At this point in the 2016 election cycle, there is no such thing as bad press.
To: Jack Hydrazine
“She’s living in their heads rent-free 24/7.”
Repeating this over and over doesn’t change reality. Her speech this weekend was horrible. It looked like she hadn’t given it much thought and believed that all she had to do was show up and she would be fawned over. If she wants to be a contender (and I don’t think she does), she owes it to us to contend.
To: Regal.To: Cringing Negativism Network
To: gov_bean_ counter
To: MinnesotaLibertarianI expect to get flamed by the Palin fan club..Yeah. But a few of them have come to the realization that she’s nothing more than a opportunistic huckster.
To: gov_bean_ counter
To: Cicero; Perdogg
Yeah, I should have said after he retired, not after he died.
Neither would be correct.
NR was still a great publication under John O’Sullivan. Rich Lowry is the problem, plain and simple.
HE’S the Palin-hater?
There is no better example than the contretemps between Mark Steyn and that pathetic little twerp Jason Steorts over a year ago. Despite the spectacle of his most popular writer and managing editor going at it hammer and tongs in a very public way, it was the NR publisher who finally jumped in and said, “I think Steyn is a great writer, and his column [about homosexual intolerance] was wonderful.”
Where was Rich Lowry during all that? Nowhere to be seen. Which makes one suspect that he was behind the attempt to force Steyn into a humiliating Auto de fe all along.
Heard clips of speech and agree with
one commenter to article: she sounded drunk.
Maybe drunk with celebrity bravado.
08:”Gee Katie I don’t really read
She gives some conservatives hard-ons.
After hearing the clip compilation
I didn’t want to hear five minutes
of her talking let alone 4 or 8years
of ‘Madame President’. With her inexperience
to me she’s the GOP’s Barack Obama. She
sounded liks an unfunny comedian.
To: RudderShe has not declared herself a candidate yet, that would be the first step.And she won’t declare, but will keep teasing at it. It’s a way to keep her supporters interested while she promotes reality shows, books, speeches, etc.In other words, 2012 all over again.
After reading all the criticism of Gov Palin, I saw and heard it fully. And I instantly understood why the media have got their panties in a twist. This speech was up there with the Gettysburg address. Powerful. The libs are scared out of their wits because they have never heard anything like it.
To: governsleastgovernsbestSince we’re so close to Groundhogs Day, I’ll make this analogy — about once a year, Palin —1) sticks her head up out of the snow
2) teases that she is interested in running for president
3) gets her fan club worked up
4) sells a bunch more reality shows, books, speeches, etc because of the bump in coverage
5) and then, of course, never runs for president (or any other elected office)