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Palin is not one of the little people

 
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 08:25 am
All across America, women of a certain political persuasion and socioeconomic level have burbled to reporters on their love for the half-term ex-governor, giddily proclaiming, "She is just like me!"

This snippet from yahoo's story on the [email protected] Sacramento student's discovery of her contract demonstrate that unless you are a picky, gold-digger, eagerly pumping what has to be more than the standard 15 minutes, sarah is not like you:

The contract detailed the former Alaska governor's requirements for her visit, including first-class flights from Anchorage to California " if she flies commercial. If not, "the private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger ...," the contract specifies.
Palin also must be provided with a suite and two single rooms in a deluxe hotel near the campus in Turlock in the Central Valley. During her speech, her lectern must be stocked with two water bottles and bendable straws.
The document, dated March 16, does not include compensation details for Palin, who commands speaking fees as high as $100,000. Her appearance at the university gala is expected to draw a large crowd, with tickets selling for $500 each.

What seems obvious is palin is a rather immature, spoiled brat.
 
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 08:33 am
@plainoldme,
Hmm...

I wonder, how many people would forgo a first-class flight if they were popular enough that other people would pay the fair?

Two water bottles? Extravagance personified!

Now, I'm not a fan of Palin's, but this is really a tempest in search of a teapot.
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 09:40 am
Why not add State's Attorney Jerry Brown's statement?
Quote:
"This is not about Sarah Palin," Brown said in a prepared statement Tuesday. "The issues are public disclosure and financial accountability in organizations embedded in state-run universities."
plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 09:56 am
@panzade,
Remember studying how to write in high school? Remember "unity, emphasis and coherence?" Look at my headline and notice that the quote from Brown has nothing to do with my emphasis.
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 10:02 am
@plainoldme,
No need to **** with me POM. I enjoy your posting normally. In this case, you're full of ****. Very Happy
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 12:44 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
I wonder, how many people would forgo a first-class flight if they were popular enough that other people would pay the fair?

Now, that's just embarrassing.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 12:48 pm
@plainoldme,
Quote:
...women of a certain political persuasion and socioeconomic level ...


Little people?
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 12:55 pm
@plainoldme,
Quote:
What seems obvious is palin is a rather immature, spoiled brat.
Maybe you are jealous that she is so successful in her public speaking career?

I have stopped thinking taking her very seriously as a politician, for many month now it has appeared that she is primarily looking for money for herself.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 06:58 pm
@hawkeye10,
Unlike any number of left wing figures?
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Amigo
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 07:04 pm
@plainoldme,
plainoldme wrote:

All across America, women of a certain political persuasion and socioeconomic level have burbled , "She is just like me!"



Thats why nobody will vote for her
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 08:06 pm
@DrewDad,
Not at all . . . you're missing the point. The Great Unwashed all think she is one of them and not an elitist who demands certain creature comforts. She is also a hypocrite.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 08:07 pm
@panzade,
You need a nap.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 08:08 pm
@hawkeye10,
I am never jealous . . . total waste of time. Why do men always accuse women of being jealous?
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 08:19 pm
I admire her for standing up for the mentally disabled. Not only in terms of the bravery she's shown raising her son. But also with respect to taking complex ideas--say, socialism, for example--removing all trace of nuance, and plainly expressing them such that everyone one of her hundreds of thousands of retarded followers can understand.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 08:37 pm
@panzade,
I'll agree with Panz.
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Philis
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 03:10 am
hey , she's a politician Mr. Green
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Pemerson
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 10:54 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

Quote:
Maybe you are jealous that she is so successful in her public speaking career?

I have stopped thinking taking her very seriously as a politician, for many month now it has appeared that she is primarily looking for money for herself.


Exactly. She is certainly not one of the little people. Smart lady, that one. Her treasure has been taken from her and she has a family to support. Good for her.
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:42 pm
@hawkeye10,
I don't think Palin has any intention of running for political office again. And why should she? Since she resigned as governor of Alaska, she has made about $12 million dollars, about $7 million of which was for her book. She is definitely not one of the little people any more.

Her two main interests seem to be making money and staying in the spotlight, and she is extremely successful at doing both of those things. And she has positioned herself quite nicely as a star among conservative Republicans, and as a prime force in the Tea Party movement. She's a fantastic cheerleader, with a lively personality, and she really knows how to work a crowd.

She's not interested in the drudgery and actual work that goes along with holding political office. She probably spends more time on her hair and makeup every morning than she does boning up on current affairs by reading a daily paper. That's why she couldn't name anything she reads when Katie Couric asked her about it.

She's shown no intention of actually wanting to run for president, but she keeps the media dangling so they remain interested. Why they continue to cover her every move and talk about her so much, I have no idea. She's photogenic, but not particularly interesting. She delivers speeches other people write for her for which she is very well paid. In interviews, even the ones I've watched on Fox news, she continues to be embarrassingly uninformed and inarticulate, with very few ideas of her own. She babbles about the country needing "common sense solutions", but never really reveals what those solutions should be. She makes statements that are often outrageous, or flat out lies, and then she complains her remarks were distorted. It is impossible for me to take her seriously as a candidate for high office. She does not appear to have any depth or real substance at all. She's become a political celebrity, but that's quite different than being a serious candidate or even a serious political contender.

I have no problem with her cashing in on her new found popularity and celebrity. She should rake in as much as she can while she's a hot property. And, if she wants to act like a diva, she might as well do that now too, while people are willing to put up with it.

Palin is much more popular with men than she is with women. I think that's because she's a very pretty woman and men may just find her good to look at and find her quirky manner cute. There's nothing wrong with that. Many women, on the other hand, may actually listen to her, and find her to be more than a little shallow.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 05:34 pm
Why am I wrong to point out that the women who do idolize palin are duped?
firefly
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 06:15 pm
@plainoldme,
plainoldme, those women have been duped all along. Palin was never the soccer mom next door that they thought they could identify with--she was the governor of a state, and a vice presidential candidate when they fell in love with her. That Palin was able to convince them that she was "just plain folks" shows you what a good saleswoman she is. And face it, she doesn't sound too bright, or even highly educated, so she's not threatening to those women, she's not above their head. Smart women aren't duped by Palin.
 

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