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Entries Tagged as 'Sarah Palin'

Pa.lindro.me: The GOP tells her what to say, now you can too!

October 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On the lighter side of the political world, a website called Pa.lindro.me is up and running this week.  It’s a place where you can play a game of mad libs with some of Sarah Palin’s favorite catchphrases.  Then the fun part: you get to hear her say whatever phrase you made up in her own voice.  Here’s a few [...]

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Tags: Entertainment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

McCain’s new Ayers attack is putting Obama’s life at risk

October 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

On Monday, I wrote this about a surprisingly ugly McCain-Palin campaign rally in New Mexico that I watched on CSPAN: [T]he crowd was furious.  You would have thought Barack Obama stole their kids’ lunch money.  They weren’t cheering, they were clamoring.  They were shouting things out, at times interrupting McCain mid-sentence.  It didn’t look so much like a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin doesn’t hate America

October 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

But the founder of the Alaskan Independence Party does.  So why has Sarah Palin been palling around for the last decade with people who hate America, a party whose platform is for Alaska to “become a separate and independent nation” competely apart from the United States? Why did she address– earlier this year(!)– a convention whose slogan is “Alaska [...]

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Tags: Republicans · Sarah Palin

Train wreck politics

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

A train lover’s guide to the 2008 presidential election:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Joe Biden · John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Palin is the wrong messenger

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m just going to be blunt here.  Sarah Palin is a national running joke.  She has the lowest favorability ratings by far of any of the four major candidates; she has no credibility among voters.  She may be wildly popular among the Republican base, but so is George Bush and torture.  Among independents and Democrats– and the common sense [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

The Weekly Palin: You’re Goin’ To Hell Edition

October 5th, 2008 · No Comments

The best of Sarah Palin from around the Web this weekend. First, another pitch perfect take on Palin by Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live. Even the Joe Biden character is hilarious.

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Tags: Republicans · Sarah Palin

VP debate wrap: Palin wins special participation award

October 3rd, 2008 · 10 Comments

Well, she showed up.  She stood at the right podium.  She mostly spoke English, gosh darnit.  And the media’s post-debate analysis had to be the most condescending display of lowered bar cheerleading in American political history. Last night, pundits and conservatives applauded Sarah Palin for not tripping over her feet on the way to the podium and not using the phrases “U.S. Americans” or [...]

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Tags: Debates · Democrats · Joe Biden · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Fareed Zakaria makes the case against Palin + pre-debate analysis

October 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Some must-see commentary from Fareed Zakaria of Newsweek, a guy I consider to be one of the best foreign policy analysts in the country.  The short version: The problem with Sarah Palin isn’t that she doesn’t know the answers, it’s that she doesn’t even understand the questions. As far as tonight’s debate is concerned, my pre-game analysis [...]

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Tags: Debates · Democrats · Joe Biden · Republicans · Sarah Palin

“Sarah Palin: The Movie” starring Obama Girl

October 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Paging the Hallmark Channel.

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Tags: Entertainment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Katie Couric stumps Palin on Roe v. Wade

October 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Here it is, the highly anticipated Sarah Palin stumble on Supreme Court decisions, and it doesn’t disappoint. There’s a version of this video circulating on Youtube that cuts out Joe Biden’s segment completely, and I think that does a disservice to it. In order to appreciate the enormity of Palin’s gaffe, you have to view [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Joe Biden · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is a global warming denier (or worse, an agnostic)

October 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Everyone who has seen the latest Katie Couric/Sarah Palin interview is focused on the fact that Palin either couldn’t or wouldn’t name a single newspaper or magazine she regularly reads.  And while that answer will certainly find its way into some future SNL skit, this exchange on global warming is what caught my attention: COURIC: Is [global warming] man-made though, in your view? [...]

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Tags: Environment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

GOP: A party of whiners

September 30th, 2008 · 104 Comments

When did the Republicans turn into a bunch of excuse-making cry babies?  Is this the same party that was walking around in cowboy boots post-9/11, bombing terrorists, threatening allies, kicking Democrat butt and taking names?  Just look at the trail of tears over the last 24 hours. First, in what might be the most pathetic excuse ever [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

It’s the economy, stupid

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A blogger over at Daily Kos with a background in economics gives the best explanation I’ve read so far of the financial crisis, in a post aptly titled “I’ll speak very slowly.”  Here’s the short of it: The body = U.S. economy Arms and legs = different non-essential sectors (i.e. IT, energy, etc.) The heart = financial [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Economy and Business · John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey step up attacks on Sarah Palin

September 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From last night’s show: My first thought was, “Why is Katie Couric pregnant?” Oh, yeah, because Amy Poehler is in real life. Sarah Palin is not an unintelligent woman, but– the look, the accent, the life story, the Oh-God-I-totally-forgot-there-was-a-quiz-today-why-didn’t-I-study-last-night interviewing style– she just presents so many comedic avenues. The sad part is that Tina Fey’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Clinton · Democrats · Entertainment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

“I can see Russia from my house!”

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Part two of the Katie Couric interview. Palin really needs to abandon this line of argument. It’s ridiculous. She gets upset that her “I can see Russia from Alaska” comment was mocked (I guess the volume on her TV wasn’t “all the way down” during Tina Fey’s skit), and then takes it one ridiculous step [...]

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Tags: Republicans · Sarah Palin