Palinpalooza 2015


They just can’t quit her. Mark Hemingway at The Weakly Standard:

In Defense of Sarah Palin

Matt Lewis has a column today over at the Daily Beast headlined, “You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin: It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point.” I don’t really disagree with much of what Matt says when it comes to noting that Palin’s speaker-circuit pandering and Hee-Haw witticisms have become cringe-worthy—speaking as a Christian, I was pretty dissappointed last year when Palin referred to waterboarding as baptism for terrorists. As usual, Matt makes some very good points so I encourage you to read his column.

However, I am interested in why Matt felt he needed to offer up a personal mea culpa here. Despite her recent and much criticized speech in Iowa and feint at presidential ambitions, it’s not really news the epitaph to her political career has been written. And yet, the gratuitous media persecution of her and her family has, and continues to be, entirely shameful and unjustified. See the CNN anchor mocking her daughter’s assault, as recently as this October.


Anyway, like Matt, I wish Sarah Palin had been able to show more poise and grow as a politician amidst being hysterically accused of not giving birth to her own child and shooting a congresswoman. I wish she had fulfilled her term as governor instead of cashing checks on the lecture circuit making cornpone jokes and shallow observations.

But I still don’t feel I was wrong about Sarah Palin in that I felt comfortable voting for her in 2008. The real problem lies not with Palin so much as our slanderous media pursued someone they found threatening to their myopic liberal consensus so doggedly and cruelly that they undoubtedly had a hand in creating the problematic, tabloid figure she’s become all these years later. Maybe Palin isn’t entirely a victim, but because she seems to be an unsteady figure in 2015 it is by no means vindication for what her critics said and did to her in 2008.

It is quite obvious to me that Sarah Palin has no intention of running for office again, and I don’t blame her. I wouldn’t want to have my entire life put thru microscopic attention and put myself and my family thru years of unrelenting hostility and harassment. Not to mention that it is pretty clear that the GOPE hates her as much or more than the Democrats do.

So she said fuck all this noise and took the money and ran. But that wasn’t enough to satisfy her haters so they kept attacking her. She has enjoyed a lucrative career by being a Designated Hate Receptacle and she has earned every penny of it and more.

I never thought Sarah Palin was perfect, but she is a lot better than her haters give her credit for. Part of me wishes she had chosen a different path and remained in government, but what you want isn’t always what you get.

Was Sarah Palin ready to be POTUS in 2008? Of course not, but she wasn’t running for that job. As VPOTUS she would have had the chance to learn and grow. She was a successful governor before her haters in both parties conspired to bring her down. She would be be a good senator now.

But haters gotta hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.

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80 Responses to Palinpalooza 2015

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    What’s it like to be Sarah Palin?

    Imagine having millions of vindictive ex-wives.

  2. Constance says:

    I voted for Palin in 2008 because she was the best choice. She was more qualified to be VP than Obama was for President. Progs are elitist easily threatened people. They attacked her because she wasn’t Ivy Indoctrinated and she isn’t from the east coast. Many of the Prog attacks were sexist. Their behavior was so appalling that my memory of it is as fresh now as it ever was.

  3. Myiq2xu says:

    Lest we forget – in November 2008 Sarah Palin quietly went back to Alaska and tried to resume her job as governor. The media and lefty bloggers would not leave her alone.

  4. Myiq2xu says:

    Kathleen Parker demonstrates how to stick a shiv in someone while pretending to defend them:

    • 1539days says:

      Actually, Parker isn’t even taking on the pretense of defending Plain. She’s using and abusing Palin to illustrate that the Republicans used and abused Palin. The piece boils down to saying that Palin was Eliza Doolittle and the Republicans should have hired her a Henry Higgins. Then she’d be tested and ready like… Rick Perry.

      I could poke craters in the logic of Kathleen Parker’s opinion. Instead, I conclude with one comment:

      Parker / Spitzer

    • DeniseVB says:

      I look forward to Bibi’s speech to Congress since it’s been so long to listen to a real leader. There’s no doubt in my mind Valerie Jarrett’s behind any plot to have him defeated.

  5. HELENK3 says:

    I love Sarah Palin because she makes the libs crazy. No one in this country should have to go through what the so-called media put her and her family through, and they are stilling doing it.
    She took all they threw at her and made money doing it. GOOD FOR HER. Sometimes I think what she says and how she says it is done just to put the libs on. Never think she is stupid, because she is not. I also do not think she will run again. Why should she? Her public speaking makes both parties nervous and keeps them on their toes. We need that in this country. She reminds people of what this country was and could be again. A thriving, exciting, free wonderful place to be

  6. HELENK3 says:

    Iowa Hawk

    Andrew Sullivan retiring to spend more time with the Sarah Palin homunculus that lives inside his head

    • Propertius says:

      I think it’s a tragedy that Iowahawk is spending so much time on Twitter these days. He’s probably the best long-form political satirist writing today – 140 character snark is a waste of his considerable talents.

  7. Myiq2xu says:

    If you find this commercial offensive or objectionable, you may be a liberal:

  8. swanspirit says:

    Right now, on Mother Jones, there is an article about how a feminist has received 157 hate tweets in one week . WOW they can count them, and did.
    But Sarah has had millions of hate tweets and taunts from the left beyond counting , but “she deserves it” right? I mean left. They disgust me.

    • elliesmom says:

      Only 157? I can get that many negative responses just by telling someone her plaid doesn’t match. She’s doing something wrong if that’s all she’s getting.

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  11. HELENK3 says:

    for those of you that have netflix.
    there is an English series called Wake the Dead. It is about a cold case squad.there are 50 episodes . each story is in 2 parts of 1 hour each. A lot of twists and turns and very interesting.
    worth watching

    • piper says:

      Helen, glad you’re enjoying it. I actually bought the entire series a couple of years ago – we have a DVD player for Region 2 movies. Excellent series

  12. 1539days says:

    Sarah Palin essentially brought me into the PUMA blogosphere, so there’s that.

    The criticism of Sarah Palin’s seriousness is all connected to the “go back to Alaska and study” contingent of Palin bashers. She was plenty informed and had more executive experience than a guy who ran for president two years after winning a Senate seat. There were also the lawsuits. Palin “quit” because as governor of a state with strong ethics laws and a Democrat legislature that could rewrite them, they sued Palin for every time she talked to the media instead of sitting at home studying. Resigning freed her of that.

    There is one reason Sarah Palin can’t be president. The people with money don’t like her, the way they dislike all politicians who believe in ideals instead of economic pragmatism. I always thought she would do well as head of the RNC, articulating Republican values and getting back those people who refused to donate anymore.

    Ultimately, I think Sarah Palin took opportunities offered to her. When Fox dropped her, she did reality shows. When Fox brought her back, she did commentary. People want to see her. No one will want to see Obama’s ass when he’s gone.

    • piper says:

      We left the Dem. party after seeing what they did to Hillary and researching obama who wasn’t ready for prime time then and definitely now. Our votes were more for Sarah Palin than John McCain who we respected for his service as DH also served in Nam and knew the horrors of that war. I guess we must be peasants not elitists as Gov. Palin words resonated with us. The media and so-called elitists figured that out early in the game and decided they had to take her down fearing her popularity and future influence.

  13. HELENK3 says:

    Hillary Clinton considering delaying formal launch of presidential campaign until July, top Democrats tell @politico

    well that ties up a lot of dem contributions for a while

    • Lulu says:

      I think that is her plan for revenge. Wreck havoc. Screw with their heads. Especially in the business end of politics. She is not running but dangling it around as payback and so are her financial backers. It is a great way to keep their wallets closed to the Obama-ites. They are not giving to the Obama library or center for world justice /s/ either.

      • leslie says:

        I hope you are right. It would be poetically just. And I, for one, am open to that.

      • piper says:

        The library will full of selfies and official pictures of him – almost forgot all the iPods of his tele-prompter speeches. Queen Elizabeth will be the first one to donate her i-Pod. What more could you ask for.

    • Constance says:

      Probably because she is too old and lacks the energy to go through a year of it. Biden, Brown and Warren are also too old.

  14. HELENK3 says:

    backtrack squirms to dodge the truth.
    this is one very interesting article with some truths we have to face

    • piper says:

      He wouldn’t know the truth if it hit in the face with a 2X4. (Just kidding feds – you can call off the black helicopter circling my home).

    • Lulu says:

      The mob are doing it while they can get away with it. While Bronco is in office. January 2017 it will be over.

    • piper says:

      All part of the plan – keep them busy and worked up so they won’t pay attention to the real problems – decrepit housing, no jobs or menial jobs, poor schools, violence in the neighborhood, lack of real opportunities, poor self-esteem, and more. They have been used and abused by Bronco and his bunch who worked racism to gain power and riches.

      • leslie says:

        In Chicago, Rahm is being challenged by several… all POC…all identifying many of bronco’s failures and how they affect this city. My concern (wait a minute while I adjust my tinfoil beret) is that there are SO many, Rahm will ultimately face off against the least capable and the winner will be no one who can really help the city.

  15. HELENK3 says:

    Castro—-US must return Guantanamo.
    now we know why the interest by backtrack in Cuba

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Glad I’m following the Loretta Lynch confirmation hearing through the Juice Box (ha, ha, kidding!). Not sure what shocks me more …. this graph or the fact they’re using it to prove Lynch wrong on marijuana ? Or they’re even criticizing Lynch?

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  18. HELENK3 says:

    measles outbreak keeps spreading throughout the country.
    when did they change the law that kids had to be vaccinated before entering school?

  19. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, Clown Therapy ……

  20. Myiq2xu says:

    Ho Lee Chit!

    I just woke up!

    I fed Teh Kittehs but I still need to take meds and feed my face. Give me a little while and I’ll put up a new post.

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