Following up on John’s slanted take on the Pailn mockumentary, this should be a slap in the face to those of you who doubted Palin’s wit and authenticity:
Conservatives will be thrilled to know that she immediately “got” and seemed to fully appreciate my joke that Pete Wilson (and not Arnold Schwarzenegger) would go down as the last Republican Governor in the history of California, If that wasn’t enough, when she looked at the back cover of my first film (“Blocking the Path to 9/11” www.blockingthepath.com) and saw the photo of one of the film’s targets, Keith Olbermann, she literally let out a shriek and, pointing to his photogragh, declared, “THAT guy is EVIL!”
You mean to tell me that video was posted by someone trying to make her look good? That the line on the bottom HowObamaGotElected wasn’t snark meant to imply she lost the election for the Republicans, but meant to support her contention she was savaged by people like Katie Couric who asked her trick questions like which books did she read? Wow. I’m speechless.
Keith Olbermann is teh sexy.
Apparently so. I found it a bit hard to believe myself, but here we actually see self-pity and self-parody morph into an indistinguishable mass of stupidity! "It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it."
Keith’s response to the "THAT guy is EVIL!":
"I am made whole."
He’s a bad bad man. This is only going to raise the "I LUV KO LEIK WHOA" blog posts to a new level.
I wonder when anybody is going to tap Sarah Palin on the shoulder and whisper into her ear that Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker, two people who sliced her up the most in the media aren’t lefty libruls but Republicans through and through. Hell when you think about it yeah KO was on her ass but you expect that from him. It was the stuff coming from say all of the former VP candidates for the Rs like the Romney, Crist, and Ridge who all refused to say she was ready to be President that hurt her more than anybody else. The fact that she showed several times in interviews that she was maybe one IQ point from being able draw disability was just icing on the cake.
I agree with sg – class *was* an issue. I think the Noonan/Parker types were horrified by her white-trash credentials and you certainly would not want to smear the idyllic "Noonan’s America" with that particular kind of "working-class" hero up front.
Pauline Kael bubbles happen. For the rest of us, Ziegler leaves Gibson and Couric and their fellow-traveling Northeast Corridor conservatives in the dust.
i don’t think it was her white-trash cred as much as the fact that she was proudly ignorant and her supporters used her background as an excuse for her ignorance.
we were expected to buy into the idea that her astonishing ignorance was OK, because she was just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world. she took the midnight train goin anywhere. just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit… err. sorry.
after 8 years of the idiot Bush pretending that his glaring ignorance was just an illusion created by his plain-spoken faux-rancher ways, people decided they wanted someone who was actually and obviously intelligent.
The WaPo story, where every graph gives us another example of how she was treated unfairly by, um, everyone, should allay her concern.
It’s scary that she’s been able to get away with this victim nonsense, and she has.
It’s a typical false conservative construct: either/or. Obama carefully and methodically created his own media approach, and succeeded, mostly, so that means Sara Palin….what? Ran out of "good"? There wasn’t ENOUGH good media coverage available? Obama took it all?
Her whole job as a candidate is self-promotion. She’s supposed to CREATE more "good", not demand half of some mythical whole.
Pushing through a "deregulation" scheme that generated gigantic profits for the power companies while damn near bankrupting the state? Yup, that’s Republican.
Between the right-wing blogs and the neocons, the list of "true" Republicans and/or conservatives is getting small enough that you could almost cram them all into a Minnesota airport bathroom stall.
Here’s a hint, folks: when the so-called RINOs (who are still members of the party) vastly outnumber the "true" Republicans, then perhaps that’s a sign that the former are not the ones who are traitors to the great cause.
I will never understand people who live in a world where Olbermann is evil, and Rush Limbaugh is one of the good guys.
It’s like they live in the alternate, evil Capt. Kirk, universe.
Shorter Wasilia Wingnut: "I kan haz nuther fifteenminoots nau?"
kinda hard to get good coverage when your media strategy is:
1. tell gigantic lies and expect the media to swallow them
2. declare the media to be an enemy of your campaign
3. hide yourself away from the media, except for a handful of tightly-controlled interviews. no press conferences.
I HATE YOU FOR NOT LOVING ME! I HATE YOU! LOVE ME!
That’s almost certainly true of Noonan, but to be fair, Parker probably doesn’t share the same attitude. KP isn’t that far from white trash herself, a topic she’s written about repeatedly.
No, I think in Parker’s case, she really was horrified by Palin’s stupidity, accent, mangled syntax, and intellectual incuriousity rather than by any specific class aversion.
I laugh about Sarah … then I remember that probably 1 out of 5 of the people I’ll share the road with on my way into work today would impeach Obama and appoint Sarah Prez on January 22 if they had that option.
The price one pays for living in Texas. Hell, around Waco that might be 3 in 5.
O hai, fixxed!
I think she’s whining because this strategy didn’t work for her the way it worked for Boooosh for years. Palin was only asking for a few months of incompetence. Maybe Hilarity is correct and the press is rabidly sexist. They only excuse jaw-dropping willful ignorance in men.
Wow, the HP ad below PJTV has starbursts coming out of the screen!
Does anyone else think that when Pajamas Media commissioned the Joe the Plumber in Gaza ad, they hired the boys from "Sadly, No!"?
Obama took some risk. The elaborate overseas trip was a huge risk, and it was a risk he took when he was ahead. He MADE coverage. It could have crashed and burned.
I don’t remember anyone standing in the way of Sarah Palin coming up with some consistent approach and then acting on it. The media handed her a theme after the Convention, and Obama (and Hillary) provided a template of what to do and not do.
"Promotion" = active engagement, and it carries risk. Why was she hiding and letting them define her? If that in fact is what happened. I don’t think it’s true, but she seems to have settled on that.
comrade scott's agenda of rage
Part of the composition of the 21st century’s "white trash cred" is the second part of that, willful ignorance and damn proud of it.
I live amidst such people. It explains why this county voted for Bush in 04 with 75% of the vote and the Wasilla Wingnut 73%.
maxbaer (not the original)
I think you nailed it, Krista.
I’m not much on violence, but is drowning them in a bathtub an option?
Duke of Earl
I’m glad I went all the way to the end of the thread, I was going to say pretty much exactly the same thing.
Speaking of Palin, isn’t this supposed to be the month that First Dude is found in contempt of the Alaskan Legislature for ignoring their subpoena? I’m interested to see how that plays out now that the election is over. Do they nail him to a wall for jerking them around? Does Guv try to cancel it out (executive branch can’t pardon a legislative branch punishment, can it?)? Does the legislature forget about it and "move forward"?
You don’t know the half of it.
Bob In Pacifica
So when Caroline Kennedy said that she could see AlQaedaland from her home she was talking about watching Keith Olbermann?
The Other Steve
Best creative use of Journey during a blog post, by far. :-)
Now for my daily distraction… We finally went and saw the movie Yes Man. Which is the funniest Jim Carrey movie since Mask, and it’s got a good real-life story to go with it. Oh, and Zooey Deschanel… can I say smoking?
But the best thin about Yes Man… Creative use of a classic Journey song!
Now back to our regularly scheduled Daily Palin thread.
Duke of Earl
OT: About the BART shooter. Now that he is an ex-cop, done deliberately to evade the required departmental post-shooting interview, I’m wondering why he is not being treated as any other civilian?
We all know there is a double standard for cops versus civilians, well, the guy is now a civilian by choice.
Normally, it annoys me when the media holds class against a candidate — whether it’s Bill Clinton’s love of Big Macs, John Edwards pronunciation of the word "mill", or Mike Huckabee’s squirrel recipes — but Palin is white trash in the worst sense of the expression. I’m with Noonan/Parker on this one. I don’t think that someone who celebrates ignorance and get even one of her children to graduate from high school without getting preggers is presidential material.
The Other Steve
They’re making a GI JOE MOVIE!
The Moar You Know
I can’t wait for the musical: Don’t Cry For Me, Anchorage.
Sarah Palin is an extremely nice woman.
Here we go again.
Yes, Incredible THIS is supposed to be Palin´s BEST side, the ¨film maker¨is a Palin pod person, THIS WAS HER LOOKING GOOD, ha! ha! That´s it!
BECAUSE KATIE; YOU´RE NOT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE—my god, Palin STILL didn´t answer the question!!!! When you told Catie Couric ¨EVERYTHING¨, you are saying NOW that that was YOU being flippant??? No, Sarah, that was YOU being a moose in the headlight! Couric GOTCHA without trying to.
A CLASS ISSUE between her and Caroline Kennnedy, I don´t know Sarah, PERHAPS, because clearly you haven´t ANY.
Really, Palin getting air time is just a big, old insult to America, what a dolt!
Who did her hair and make-up (just kidding….)?????????
Other wingnuts who are starting to "get it":
Totally not-gay former Sen. Larry Craig has dropped his appeal of his already-pleaded-guilty restroom trolling charge.
Define her? Wait…
First she said MCCAIN MADE A BIG MISTAKE KEEPING ME FROM THE PRESS…….that was her RANT last week. Now in this she says, I DIDN´T WANT TO GO BACK FOR PART 2 OF COURIC WHEN IT WASN´T GOING WELLL, that was a MCCAIN DECISION.
How is it that NOTHING NOTHING is ever her fault? Should they shield her more, or not at all, a little bit on Mondays and holidays, and which ever they do they made the mistake…HOW CONVEEEEEENIENT, church lady PALIN!!!
Oh it boggles the mind!
This lady is a CON.
First instance ever of words ‘creative’ and ‘Journey’ in the same sentence without a negative qualifier.
J. Michael Neal
Hey, now. Just because you can’t live in south Detroit without speaking Canadian . . .
In fairness, a much, much better musician got it wrong, too. The original Fort d’Etroit wasn’t anywhere near Telegraph Road, either.
I can speak Canadian Canadien adequately since my study of Great White North skits on DVD, eh?
ex: Throw me down the stairs my hat.
how come the strike through shows in preview but not on the upload??!!
I think Palin made the right play, given her abilities and total lack of experience on the national stage. Obama’s overseas trip was effective because he looked presidential, made a favorable impression on foreign leaders, and of course, knocked down a clutch 3 in front of the troops.
James Fallows nailed when McCain picked her-there is no way you can drop a neophyte into the pressure of a national campaign, even if they are very talented, and not expect some flubs. And if that neophyte is not very talented-you all saw what can happen. I don’t think more exposure for her would have worked-unless the goal would be to overwhelm the system with b.s. Their only hope was to give her a few opportunities in an uncontrolled environment, hope she didn’t faceplant, then play keep away from the media the rest of the way.
McCain picking Palin would be like Eli Manning pulling some random fan out of the bleacher section of Giants Stadium this weekend to play running back. Maybe he gets lucky and picks Beanie Wells, but he probably gets Vinny from Queens who hasn’t seen his feet in 10 years.
Party of Personal Responsibility FAIL.
But she’s a true Republican, doncha know?
bob in pacifica…
"So when Caroline Kennedy said that she could see AlQaedaland from her home she was talking about watching Keith Olbermann?"
no, i think she meant that caroline kennedy lives on a higher floor.
@J. Michael Neal:
Ah, one of my favorite songs of all time.
Moar: I think that Michelle Shocked’s "Anchored Down in Anchorage" might be apropos.
At least I hope she’ll stay put now.
In Phoenix it seems to be 4 in 5.
Haha, what a knee slapper! Those crazy kids.
Because real heartland Americans are pefect, they don’t make mistakes and when they do it’s a Liberals fault. That sounds stupid but it’s what I’ve observed since @ 7/03. No matter what happened, the proles can be lead to believe it was the fault of Liberal democrats.
It’s not talked about, but the Palin-as-mother thing was huge, with women. I am midwestern, I live in a small town, and I work all day every day with the middle and lower class conservative voters she was marketed to appeal to. I think they missed this crucial element: they are striving. They aspire. There is simply no major group of women, of ANY class, that demean and marginalize education, particularly for their kids. That’s like a sub-sub-set of wingnut women. It’s not "mainstream". Michelle Obama is a striver-mother. Sarah Palin is not. Striver-mothers are voters. Those who have given up don’t vote.
It was incredibly arrogant of Bill Kristol to think we’re like Palin. We’re not.
The only thing I will regret about Sarah not getting into Washington is the inevitable drop in sarcasm and snark quotient from the Daily Show.
Though, I trust Pelosi, Reid, and co. will provide enough stupid to keep us all highly entertained while the country goes down in flames.
Has it occurred to Sarah that people wouldn’t think she was whiny if she didn’t whine?
Palin/Joe the Plumber 2012.
Dumb and Dumberer.
The only way you could think this is a class issue is if you also hold the belief that poor people are generally stupid, which is obviously untrue.
Sarah Palin is proudly ignorant, and too stupid to know it. That fact has nothing to do with where she grew up, how wealthy her family was, how prestigious her college was, or what her degree was in.
That was always something that bugged me about Palin, especially when it came to her pregnant daughter’s future. The narrative seemed to be: "Bristol gets married and has her baby. The end." There was never any talk about encouraging her daughter to continue her education past high school. In fact, there seemed to be no support of Bristol’s education once the girl was pregnant. Didn’t she miss months of high school, not even attending an alternative school? Wouldn’t living with two educated parents offset the fact that they started out as a young couple married just out high school? How were other mothers supposed to place their trust in a candidate who didn’t seem to support education in her own children, circumstances be damned?
BTW, didn’t Palin just get some flack for getting her son-in-law into a job that he didn’t meet the education requirements for?
It was a fantasy. They were going to be "young marrieds" and get an apartment, like in the movies. No one wondered where they were going to work, I guess.
Incidentally, Obama is a striver-father, as was Bill Clinton, and that’s completely mainstream middle class. Fathers with educational ambitions for daughters is the norm, now, thank goodness.
Did Palin’s husband weigh in at all on his daughter? Not publicly, anyway. That’s not mainstream either, the passive, uninvolved father. That’s sub-sub-set wingnut, too.
Vicki in flyover usa
It is amazing to me that people who consider themselves intelligent can make fools of themselves by discussing things they know little or nothing about. And on top of that, do it with bad grammar and poor spelling. It is as absurd to make assumptions about Gov. Palin’s i.q. based on her rural/working class background as it would to make assumptions about Barack Obama’s i.q. because he is a "negro". She is right. We have a new class warfare emerging in this nation that is becoming rather disturbing. For example, how many blogs have you seen about Gov. Palin being some religious radical fanatic because she is prolife and attends a protestant church? Yet the same people who find her stance on protecting innocent, unborn children bizarre are out fighting to protect catfish and stray dogs? Give me a break. Barack Obama voted three times to throw a living child out as medical waste if he/she survived an abortion procedure. Three times!!!! This is the president of our nation. This is the kind of man he is. I would much rather have a "dumb hayseed" for my president who has some substance of morality than a supposed genius who lacks a civil perspective on the value of human life.
You would rather have a dumb hayseed as your president?
Perhaps you might want Palin as your pastor, as your talk show host, as your plumber,
Please don´t wish for a dumb hayseed as president…Bush isn´t even gone yet! LOOK HOW WELL THAT WORKED OUT: I am afraid Palin embodies everything wrong with DUBYA, and wishing for a dumbhayseed as presdient makes me think this can happen again. Yeah, THAT is scary…in that respect I AM AFRAID OF PALIN.
Mrs. Palin took down 3 women in that 9 minute pity party video… she can´t help herself.
She does not want to go back to obscurity and you can smell her desperation.
AND THIS WILL NOT CHANGE…all Couric DID was ask Palin WHAT SHE READS, Palin´s immaturity knows no bounds.
Vicki, speaking of being civilized: Is it civil to make rape victims to pay for their own rape kits? Does Gov Palin take class into account here?