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Trashing Gov. Palin after GOP defeat

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Miss Congeniality Wows the GOP Convention

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In my mind the most striking phrase being bandied about in reference to Palin’s VP candidacy is ‘WASILLA HILLBILLIES LOOTING NEIMAN MARCUS’.

The sense of this, especially HILLBILLIES LOOTING rings true for me. Every time I saw her on TV she seemed dumb and dumbfounded and then unblinkly strident uttering a string of inanities about all subjects. I sensed it obvious that she knew little about the world outside of Alaska and was amazingly incurious about it all.

There is little doubt in my mind that she is unblinkingly ambitious with vague designs on the highest office in the US.

I think that if the right wingnutery within the GOP have their way and put her forward as a “legitimate” candidate for 2012 that they will doom the GOP to deep doodoo! I hope that they are successful in this attempt.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/11/06 at 10:41

Gov. Palin “unfairly treated” by MSM!

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Sarah Palin's reacts to Troopergate

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Pew Research is telling us, based on their recent surveys:

But fewer than four-in-ten (38%) say the press has been fair to Sarah Palin. Many more believe the press has been too tough on Palin (38%) than say it has been too easy (21%).

While opinions about Palin coverage are highly partisan, many independents share the view that the press has been too tough on the Alaska governor. Among independents, 41% say the press has been too hard on Palin, 20% say the press has been too easy and 36% say the press has been fair. Republicans overwhelmingly believe the press has been too hard on Palin (63%). Just 7% say the press has been too easy on her. Nearly one-in-five Democrats (18%) agree that coverage of Palin has been too tough.

This from The New Republic is probably an example of unfair treatment:

Unfortunately, as governor of a state with a birth-defect rate that’s twice the national average, and which has the gloomy status as repository of toxic chemicals from around the world, Palin has pursued environmental policies that seem perfectly crafted to swell the ranks of special-needs kids. It’s true that Alaska’s top leaders have placed industry wishes over environmental protection for years. But, instead of correcting this problem, she’s compounded it. Peer into her environmental record, and Palin ends up looking a lot like George W. Bush.

And now Republicans, mostly female TV flacks, are up in arms about the “un-retouched” up close photo of la Palin on Newsweek!

The irony is that negative views of la Palin aren’t limited to the liberal MSM. Here’s a distillation of right wing media negative views about Gov. Palin’s candidacy:

After the nomination, conservative columnists have been very critical of the Palin candidacy. Some have openly distanced themselves from it, such as National Review’s Kathleen Parker, who called on Palin voluntarily to quit the ticket. David Brooks referred to Palin as a “cancer on the Republican Party.” Peggy Noonan was overheard grumbling about the choice as “political bullshit” on an open mike on MSNBC. [George Will] told a gathering of Senate aides that Palin was “obviously not qualified” to be vice president. Former presidential speechwriter David Frum called the choice a gamble and then said he felt it was “disturbing.” Charles Krauthammer called the choice “near suicidal.”

My own views about this political dervish coincide with those expressed by Heather Mallick!

Palin and her Republican keepers have sought maximum but one way public exposure. So they must accept the harvest they have reaped, some good, some bad, much horrible!

And now via Boing Boing here’s what Gov. Palin had to say to the Alaskan Independence Party last year!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/10/10 at 07:08

Palin’s glib but not so accurate lines

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/09/06 at 05:39

Is Sarah Palin “a ferocious wolf”?

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Since she is an avowed Evangelical Christian, touts the cause of teaching Creationism, and has a licence to hunt wolves in Alaska, is it possible that Sarah Palin VP candidate on the John McBush ticket fits this quote from the Gospel according to Matthew:

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are like ferocious wolves.”


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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/31 at 08:46

And I thought that glaciers were disappearing.

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Chief Isaac of the Han, Yukon Territory, ca.
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But this one, the Tweedsmuir in Yukon Territory, is advancing and encroaching on the Alsek R:

Richardson Mountains seen fr...
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Surging B.C. glacier threatens to block Alsek River.jpg

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/14 at 05:09