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Sarah Palin on the Tonight Show

Sarah Palin was on the Tonight Show last night and spent quite a bit of time on the couch talking with Jay Leno about everything from politics to the Olympics to her family. She even took a stab at stand up comedy. My favorite line of the night was her response to Jay asking if she's interested in being a talk show host: "I hear this is open from time to time..." Take a look and let us know how you think she did:



Andrew Malcom at the LA Times Top of the Ticket has more here.


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Relaxed, open, and friendly... (Below threshold)
Joe Miller:

Relaxed, open, and friendly. Funny, sincere, and quick-witted. In short, everything she's not supposed to be. I've avoided defending her in public because she doesn't really need my help.

I think this appearance set... (Below threshold)
Kentucky Colonel:

I think this appearance sets the stage for the job she plans to have in 2010- to get out and campaign for others. She'll draw the crowds so that the candidates can be heard.

How much worse could she be... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

How much worse could she be as president than Obama?

How much better?

Imagine. A president with a little humility. A president willing to tune in to the American people. A president eager to solve the country's actual problems and get America back to work. A president willing to bring Congress to heel and resurrect the actual Constitution.

I like where this is going. Not sure she can go all the way, but I like her more each time I see her, and I sense that a lot of other people feel the same way.

Well, no, not you, Steve.

The more that regular peopl... (Below threshold)
hermie:

The more that regular people will see her, the more they'll discount the rants of those on the Left.

If she doesn't run, she will have destroyed the propaganda machine because they will have spent all their time running against her, and they have already went too far. The voters will remember what the MSM and the Left had done to her without success, and will not be as fooled when the Left attacks another of their political enemies.

The Far-Left dog barks, and barks and barks. It bares its teeth and foams at the mouth until people will consider it not just an annoyance, but dangerous.

hermie:I agree, sh... (Below threshold)
Fever:

hermie:

I agree, she is very likable. But make no mistake, she is and will continue to be despised by the left. This also means that the middle, when faced with a choice of Obama representing the far left, and Palin representing the far right (I know unfair statement but many believe this to be true), might choose Obama. A guy like Romney or Brown, will appeal to those moderates rather than risk losing them as Palin does. So let's stop talking about her or giving her any face time, she is a major risk to the Republican party. starvethemachine.net

Oh horse feathers Fever. S... (Below threshold)

Oh horse feathers Fever. Sarah Palin is in every way a superlative representative of the REAL Republican Party. You so-called moderate Republicans sold your soul to the Democrats so doggone long ago that you don't remember that Sarah Palin is what most Republicans used to be. Pleasant, non-confrontational and yet still in possession of a fully functioning SPINE unlike the RINOs who have been selling the GOP down the river for the past 10 years! The longer we have to deal with that despicable and malevolent creature in the White House, the more attractive Sarah Palin will be to both sides of the aisle - at least those of us with brains that function fully!

The Far-Left dog barks, ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

The Far-Left dog barks, and barks and barks. It bares its teeth and foams at the mouth until people will consider it not just an annoyance, but dangerous.

That dog has also been neutered, which explains the bad attitude.

If MSNBC really wanted some... (Below threshold)
Eric:

If MSNBC really wanted some high ratings they would sack Olbermann and put Sarah Palin on in his timeslot. Besides the free marketing bonanza from Olbermann's head exploding on live TV, the furor from the left would guarantee high ratings for at least six months.

A risk to the party? If it ... (Below threshold)
hermie:

A risk to the party? If it wasn't for her, McCain would have been totally slaughtered in 2008.

She is the best thing going for the GOP, because she shows that the party isn't just made up of the same old pols hanging around DC. The party is made up of more than that, but they couldn't find their voice and have it heard until she showed up.

Right now, she is a target, but the more people see of her, the more they will say that those like Bryan D and Steve Green are full of BS. Will she run in 2012? That depends on whether those in the GOP and the Tea Party movement will still need her as a voice, rather than as a candidate. It's still a long ways off and she has the momentum, and has taken advantage of today's technology to bypass the MSM and get her message out.

Fever ≈ concern troll... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Fever ≈ concern troll

She may have hit a homerun,... (Below threshold)
langtry:

She may have hit a homerun, but I don't and won't watch Leno again. In addition to being your worst nightmare of a co-worker, he isn't funny. Team Conan.

"the more attractive Sarah ... (Below threshold)
Fever:

"the more attractive Sarah Palin will be to both sides of the aisle - at least those of us with brains that function fully!"

That is my second main problem with her, I don't think she is very smart. The Katie Couric interview was a devastating blow to her reputation.

Make no mistake about my political beliefs and first main problem with Palin. The Republican party needs moderates to win elections. One only needs to look at the Obama poll numbers to understand the importance of moderates. starvethemachine.net

"A risk to the party? If it... (Below threshold)
Fever:

"A risk to the party? If it wasn't for her, McCain would have been totally slaughtered in 2008."

After her amazing speech at the convention I agree. But after the Couric interview and the economic decline, I would argue that Romney would have garnered more votes.

The Palin hate is part of a... (Below threshold)

The Palin hate is part of an ongoing undeclared civil war within the Republican Party that dates back at least to 1964. In those days it was the "country-club" Rockefellerites vs. the "rock-ribbed" conservatives like Barry Goldwater.

These days it's more accurately understood as the Beltwayites and their provincial wannabe's like Romney vs. "Main Streeters" who have a little more sympathy for the Tea Party movement.

In Palin the Beltwayites see the alarming possibility of another Reagan-like figure (about whom their predecessors said much the same thing that Fever says about Palin, BTW), which is to them much worse than another 50 years of Democrat-controlled Congresses.

Note: I gave her a B on ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Note: I gave her a B on her teevee seemee.

Wow - And to think Obama only got a B-plus

If Palin's an airhead, then... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

If Palin's an airhead, then someone's hooked Obama's skull up to a high mass flow rate vacuum pump.

"If Palin's an airhead, ... (Below threshold)
914:

"If Palin's an airhead, then someone's hooked Obama's skull up to a high mass flow rate vacuum pump."


That would be the pumpmaster steve greens job.

At 25% and holding, the GOP... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

At 25% and holding, the GOP can hardly force their candidate beyond New Hampshire. So either Romney wins big in Iowa caucus and shuts out all opposition or he is lost.

If three parties compete, or four, Romney comes in last, edged by Epic Fail.

"Relaxed, open, and friendl... (Below threshold)
914:

"Relaxed, open, and friendly. Funny, sincere, and quick-witted. In short, everything she's not supposed to be"

And everything the unicorns had hoped Barry would pull off. If You've watched Legend? You will quickly understand where Barrys fantasies are heading.

Sara Palin? She's not runni... (Below threshold)
John S:

Sara Palin? She's not running for anything. She can make millions a year as a pundit, why go through the bullshit of government.

I think it's better for Republicans if Obama wins reelection. After all, it's about 5 years from now when the United States will default on its debt. So it would be better for the Democrats to be the ones who permanently end Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, government pensions, etc., etc., etc. And after civil order breaks down and after a military junta sends Bambi to Gitmo, then the Republicans will have their chance once elections resume in 2026.

Is it just me or did she se... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Is it just me or did she seem a little strained in talking up McCain?

Excuse me. Where does it s... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Excuse me. Where does it say you have to be a genius to become POTUS? What do you want, a college professor? .......oooops! Sarah Palin possesses that which our current crop of overeducated, arrogant, thieving bastards do NOT have. Common sense, sense of humor, willingness to listen to the average American, and an obviously open desire to BETTER the United States. I believe she would surround herself with proven and knowledgable people in her cabinet - not fawning sycophants (ass kissers), or those owed political favors - WOW! What a novel concept!!!
NO ONE is knowledgable in all fields, delegation of authority, a willingness to listen, and common sense are the traits of a true leader.

Contrast that with what we have now. No wonder stevie and bryanD are filling their pants with fudge.




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