Say what you will about Sarah Palin, but only she could bring both Nimh and blatham back to A2K.
People, if the woman insists on continuing to provide material like this, how on earth can I stop writing about her?
She spoke with ABC news, which just posted the lamentable results this morning. Here's the salient passage:
Quote:But as for whether another pursuit of national office, as she did less than a year ago when she joined Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the race for the White House, would result in the same political blood sport, Palin said there is a difference between the White House and what she has experienced in Alaska. If she were in the White House, she said, the "department of law" would protect her from baseless ethical allegations.
"I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she said.
Oh yes, of course. The good old Department of Law. Uh...there is no Department of Law. There's a Department of Justice. And, in the White House, there's an Office of Special Counsel.
But - and this is in some ways the more interesting point, aside from the basic stupidity - it is neither institution's role to "automatically" throw out ethics allegations against the chief executive. I can understand that maybe that's how it seemed to her in the Bush-Cheney era. But that really isn't how it works.
Just remember as we go forward, and please excuse my language, but: Are we really going to have to endure serious talk about the national ambitions and chances of a woman who doesn't even know that the United States of America has a ******* Department of Justice?
I’m all for Gov. Sarah Palin’s move over the weekend. It’s time for her to get out of Alaska’s small-town, ankle-biting politics. Now she can take her show on the road. This is a woman brimming with charisma and raw political appeal. That’s why everyone’s afraid of her, and attacking her. In other words, Sarah Palin has the power to reinvigorate conservatism and republicanism.
Youve got to expect these minor nomenclature difficulties when first becoming accustomed to a new job.
Airline pilots are the only ones that I feel should have complete command of all the parts and gizmos when they first sit down in the seat.
I personally think that if Israel and Iran decide to hurl nukes at
each other it's their business. I personally think they're all a bunch
of assholes and a real insult to both Jehovah and Allah and we'd
be better off without the whole damn bunch.
Unfortunately the whole damn bunch refers to a handful of
dipshits on both sides of the problem that start wars and bomb
flingings that Joe Lunchbox has to pay for with he and his families lives.
Michael Tomasky, writing at The Guardian
Are we really going to have to endure serious talk about the national
ambitions and chances of a woman who doesn't even know that the
United States of America has a ******* Department of Justice?
You could find a more credible political figure than this one to be an apologist for, but, to each his own.
FINN WROTEQuote:It's pretty clear that once Palin rose from obscurity and became a formidable conservative figure,
For God's sakes Finn, take off the blinders. Sarah Palin is not a formidable conservative figure and it seems a lot of conservative posters on this forum haven't figured that out. She's one of the reasons your party lost the election.
You might want to follow your own advice.
Anyone with the popular support Sarah Palin enjoys among Republicans is a formidable figure. She will make millions on her book deal and command speaking fees in excess of $50,000. Republican candidates throughout the country are going to be seeking her endorsemenst and campaign participation. Despite the pundits' announcement of her political death she remain a popular choice for 2012 among Republicans.
If you choose to dismiss her, that's fine. A lot of people dismissed Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama and George W Bush.
As I've already indicated, I hope someone other than Palin rises to prominence in the Republican party by 2012, but to deny her influence is silly.
If she were simply a field soldier in the political and culture wars, she would not have been the target of the all out attack she has sustained.
If you want to see how truly disgusting and utterly moronic political discussion can be, you just have to take a look at some of the postings on this thread.