The Palin Effect?

Anthony Martin at the Examiner

By now most informed Americans are aware of what has become known as ‘Palin Derangement Syndrome,’ a malady that afflicts most of the mainstream media and their progressive cohorts. ‘PDS’ causes otherwise intelligent human beings to go stark-raving nuts whenever Sarah Palin even so much as mentions in the news she is going to get her hair done. She has been called every name in the book, accused of not really being the mother of her son Trig, along with the commonly-held belief among progressives, which has been recently thoroughly repudiated, that she is an air-headed idiot who probably should not be allowed to drive much less run for office.

In the midst of such lamentable lunacy Palin apparently has begun to manipulate the media. Such a tactic could be viewed by some as cynical and dishonest. But given the circumstances, particularly in light of the widespread mantra of progressives and media hate-mongers that she is responsible for the Tucson massacre, the tactic is not only defensible but commendable. The effect has been profound.

This effect, an outgrowth of the scientific concept of ’cause and effect,’ is based upon Palin’s deliberate and calculated feed of targeted information to the media while withholding other information the news hounds so desperately desire. This writer designates the phenomenon as ‘The Palin Effect.’

During Palin’s must-touted bus tour of the eastern sector of the country, the Palin Effect was in full view. She refused to give the media her itinerary, leaving them to scramble to attempt to figure out where she would go next. This kept the piranhas occupied while she went about towns and cities greeting the people without being forced to endure mindless, diversionary questions from ‘reporters’ who are actually soldiers on a mission to destroy.

Not only were the media mongrels miffed but they were forced into a frenzy closely akin to that of the paparazzi. The entire scenario was like a scene from the keystone cops, an hilariously scornful display of uncertainty, bewilderment, anger, and outright panic. The ‘Mama Grizzly’ had them exactly where she wanted them.

Martin says what I have suspected for a while – Palin has been baiting the media. The fun will start again (as if it ever really stopped) on Tuesday when “The Undefeated” debuts in Pella, Iowa.

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46 Responses to The Palin Effect?

  1. But wait, how can this be when she’s a total and complete moronic, air headed, bimbo? There must be a man behind this pulling the strings. Yea, that’s the ticket. Now if the media and the fauxprogs could just figure out who that is.

  2. 1539days says:

    There has been Clinton Derangement and Bush derangement syndromes, but both could be chalked up to their political opponents being out for blood. On the other hand, Sarah Palin was only a governor of a non-contiguous state when PDS started. She has no political power.

    What she does have is a strong ability to control social media, something the dinosaur press is angry about. Even bloggers hate her because she doesn’t need them, she doesn’t seek a cordial relationship with them and frequently contradicts them minutes after a story about her is published online. That’s rapid response.

    • lorac says:

      About that “strong ability to control social media”…. back during the primaries, the media painted O as this young, hip, forward looking dude because he was using social media (of course, it was probably the 25 y/o groper who did it) – but if Sarah uses it, she’s playing games with the MSM and just being an all-around inadequate candidate….

  3. WMCB says:

    I actually think that Palin is not going to run. I think she’s deliberately keeping the media on tenterhooks about that, so they don’t look at the real reason she is building a very large, very effective political and money machine. The media thinks its going to breathe a sigh of relief if she doesn’t get in – and they could not be more wrong.

    I think she already has her candidate picked out – possibly Perry. And I think when she announces she’s not running, the jumping for joy and glee on the media’s faces is going to quickly turn to dismay, as she slowly turns the juggernaut she’s built to roll behind her preferred candidate, aims it right at their faces, and says “Suckers. This was the plan all along. YOU were the ones who thought it was all about me and my aspirations. I never once thought that. I played you like a violin.”

    I think that Perry is going to get in, and he and Palin are colluding like mad for him to have a late entry, with the press scrambling to catch up, and a pre-built organization behind him that can roll out quickly, like fucking doom.

    I could be wrong, but that’s the scenario I see unfolding. Stupid my ass. That woman is savvy as hell. Watch her catch ’em with their pants down.

    • ralphb says:

      Have you seen the poll of Texas from a couple of weeks ago where they put Palin and Perry head to head? She beat him 4 to 1.

      You may have a point about them colluding, but I wouldn’t lay any bets now which will be the candidate. Perry has told friends that if she ran, he wouldn’t. 🙂

      • WMCB says:

        Yes, most people in TX would rather have her than him. I would! I don’t think that’s true nationwide, however. I personally wish she’d run. But I think that she is going to make a cold decision to do whatever it takes to blast Obama out of office. I honestly don’t think she’s built that network solely for her own personal run. I think she left her options open, and has plan B and plan C lined up. She may or may not run, and I could be wrong. But if the media thinks that if she DOESN’T get in, she and her backing pretty much fold up and go away, they are fucking dreaming.

        • ralphb says:

          I agree. If she doesn’t run, she can have a big say in who winds up with the nomination. She can play in the downstream races as well.

          As for what’s true nationwide, no one knows now. Polls at this point are worthless and the whole reason for campaigns is to change minds and win people over. With half a shot, she has the charisma to do that. In fact if Lehman Bros hadn’t failed, with the accompanying McCain panic, I doubt we would have President Obama now.

        • WMCB says:

          Oh, I don’t buy into the “her negatives are too high” crap. I just meant that in a direct comparison, her 4-1 advantage over Perry would not realistically be true everywhere.

        • ralphb says:

          Yep, “her negatives are too high”, the classic attack on Hillary. What a load.

        • 1539days says:

          Kerry’s negatives were through the roof. It didn’t stop him from being virtually anointed the day after the Iowa caucuses.

        • votermom says:

          Negatives too high and yet she already tied BO in the swing states even before the msm email release fiasco.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Good catch votermom. Those pesky facts again. Let’s see, how important an issue of high negatives is it if you can fucking win with them?

          I think the GOP nomination is her’s if she wants it. And I think despite the media and Obama, she has a really good chance of winning the general. That seems obvious. You wouldn’t know that listening to the media or the fauxgresssives.

      • djmm says:

        I don’t know why she and Gov. Perry are close. Must just get along well. But Perry would be as bad as President as he has been as Governor of Texas. And that’s pretty doggone bad.


    • votermom says:

      WMCB, while that’s possible, I certainly hope you’re wrong. I want her to run & win.

    • Then we have President Perry for 8 years. Then when does Palin get her turn?

      • DandyTiger says:

        Never of course. She may be of the reluctant variety where she would much rather not run, but only will if there isn’t a good alternative. You know, one of those types that’s not in it for her own ego and power, but wants what she thinks of as the right things done. If that’s the case, she may be fine not running and not ever getting her turn.

        • ralphb says:

          That may very well be true. I don’t see much artifice in her and that’s what she said herself.

  4. I think the main thing she has, her whole family has, was reported early on in the general campaign by none other than Bill Clinton. He said not only does he like her, but she has “it”. And she has it in spades. Large quantities of charisma. The stuff you can’t teach. You can see it in her and her whole family. And you can see it in the response in people watching. That’s at the core of what scares the shit out of people, and leads them to these irrational responses.

    I suspect some of this crazy shit is exactly the response of someone who dislikes the politics and wants to dislike the person, but likes them instead, and that causes anger. Perhaps summed up by Margaret Cho who said I don’t like her politics, but I want to fuck her. She said that early on, but then corrected that thought and got on the PDS train.

    • WMCB says:

      Iceland’s president said much the same as Bill recently:

      Iceland’s longest-serving left-wing president has spoken fondly of former Republican vice-president candidate Sarah Palin, in a new interview.

      “I sensed in her a fundamental political capability, a political nature that you either have or you don’t. It’s like a musical quality. Whether people are for or against [her] that she has taken herself from an elected official in Alaska to become one of the most influential forces in politics in a matter of years demonstrates her ability,” Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson said of the Tea Party favorite.

      “At the time [we met in 2008], she was a new governor and not talked about on the national level,” Grímsson told the Alaska Dispatch. “We talked constructively about the geothermal potential of Alaska and about many of the same issues that I discussed with Governor Hickel.”

      Note that Iceland is the country that told their banks to go pound sand, they weren’t bailing the fuckers out. And all the economic gurus gasped and predicted DOOOOOM! and the end of Iceland’s economy. Iceland is now in a very healthy recovery. Maybe Icelanders recognize common sense, which Sarah has in spades.

      • WMCB says:

        BTW, notice that she had an intelligent discussion about geothermal energy with this guy? But…but…but…she’s a stupid environment-raping bimbo who just robotically repeats “drill baby drill” as her only solution to energy issues!

        • Iirc, Alaska is already getting more renewable power than Obama’s targets for the US, and her plan is for Alaska to get much more soon. She went the local small power route: getting each separate town to make a report on what it can do with local sources.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Damn. I may have to rethink a few things I thought she was wrong about policy-wise.

        • 1539days says:

          There goes dumb Sarah Palin again. You don’t come up with local solutions, you mandate one-size-fits-all solutions then never implement them. Obviously, she doesn’t know how politics works.

      • ralphb says:

        Iceland, if I understand their situation correctly, puts the lie to the whole IMF, World Bank scheme of things. Hooray Iceland!

    • imustprotest says:

      I saw her up close at a rally and shook her hand in the rope line. And I can tell you that you’re absolutely correct. She had the very large crowd in the palm of her hand. People left feeling inspired and hopeful. It was really something to observe. The news that night reported the event as the crowd being angry and hateful. Not surprisingly….not even close to the truth.

      • ralphb says:

        The media really screwed the pooch the last election cycles. Their credibility is largely destroyed and it’s about time.

  5. 1539days says:

    Palin is basically the anti-Obama. Obama is kind of a boring dud, but everyone else tries to convince you that he’s made of stardust and candy. There’s never really an example of what he’s done, just that he’s supposedly thinking great thoughts that he never seems to express. He’s all plotting and no decision.

    Palin is warm and personable and even when the media tells you she’s a dumb bimbo, her personality cuts right through that crap. She’s all tactics. Everything she does creates heat as well as light. She reacts so instinctually the media portrays her as not thinking. She just thinks faster on her feet than Obama.

  6. ralphb says:

    Even with all the restrictions on exploration now …

    Nine of 11 Fastest Growing Jobs Drilling Related

    Nationwide workforce data shows oil and gas extraction jobs growing at rates far above any other sector of the American economy. According to EMSI’s latest quarterly employment data, six of the fastest growing fields are related to oil and gas; each is expected to grow anywhere from 9 to 11 percent this year, in an otherwise stagnant economy. Nine of the top 11 fastest-growing jobs are tied in some way to oil and gas extraction.

  7. Dario says:

    Run Sarah, run. There’s lots to disagree with the lady, but I don’t know of any other politician I’d rather see go against Obama and win. Like Bull J. Moose, I want to see the fauxgressive heads explodes. I like the way she handled her duties as governor too. If we can have a dedicated civil servant in the WH, I’ll be happy, even if I disagree with her decisions.

  8. ralphb says:

    It seems we have problems getting our stories straight in the media. 😉

    ThinkProgress: Bachmann Supports New York’s Right To Enact Marriage Equality Law

    The Hill: Bachmann would back amendment to overturn NY marriage law

    These two stories are directly together on memeorandum now. Someone is wrong but hackdom is a fine thing I guess.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I noticed that too – thanks for posting it.

    • Three Wickets says:

      The Hill appears to have the clearer reading on the state vs federal aspect. But most people won’t get past the headlines, so…

      • 1539days says:

        I had to watch the Fox News Sunday interview. I guess Bachmann believes New York has the right to enact gay marraige because of the 10th amendment grants states rights not enumerated in the Constitution. If you passed a Constitutional amendment to outlaw gay marriage, then it would be enumerated in the Constitution and not violate the 10th amendment.

  9. ralphb says:

    Help, spammy is biting my leg.

  10. Three Wickets says:

    Amy Siskind just linked this. She’s getting radical. 🙂

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