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Sarah Palin is in High Demand

She's got over a thousand invitations, with 950 as speaking requests. Politicians are desperate for her to come campaign on their behalf. And some thought she ruined her career by resigning as Alaska's governor.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin this week will begin accepting and rejecting the more than 1,070 invitations she has received for paid speeches and political appearances since she resigned from office, aides said.

Twenty speakers' bureaus made offers to represent her. She has signed with Washington Speakers Bureau, which represents everyone from George and Laura Bush to Bob Woodward and Katie Couric to Alan Greenspan, Colin Powell and Rudy Giuliani.

More than 950 requests for speeches have poured in for Palin, and over 120 candidates for office have asked her to appear, including folks running for Senate, House and state Legislature, aides said.

Palin will be doing both paid speeches, which are expected to go for six figures apiece, and unpaid speeches for political and charitable causes, including Christian organizations, groups that support families with special-needs children and military families.

Palin has made no commitments so far, and Washington Speakers Bureau will start responding to the invitations this week.

Hat tip: Althouse


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If by career you mean celeb... (Below threshold)

If by career you mean celebrity appearances, then no, she didn't ruin her career. But f you're referring to an ability to win office, then yes, she did.... and the fact that she has appeal to a narrow slice of the electoral spectrum doesn't prove otherwise.

Oh wait, she didn't ruin her career by resigning, but rather by her (and McCain) pathetic campaign last fall.

Good for her! Hope she has ... (Below threshold)

Good for her! Hope she has a great time and makes a ton of cash. Glad she can still make Steve cry and whine.

And some thought s... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
And some thought she ruined her career by resigning as Alaska's governor.

There's always been more to Palin than just being another never-done-anything-else politician. Financially, resigning as governor was a smart move as she'll be able to cash in on her popularity just like Ex-presidents often do. With some millions of her own money in the bank and lots of name recognition she'll be a more formidable candidate should she decide to run for public office again.

Palin will also know what to expect from the left who, because of their identity politics, can't tolerate an ambitious self-made woman who becomes a governor and yet is conservative, pro-life, and a Christian. Too many counter examples like that and the public will see that identity politics is just the 21st century version of Phrenology, and the liberals who practice it are quacks.

If by career you mean ce... (Below threshold)

If by career you mean celebrity appearances, then no, she didn't ruin her career. But if you're referring to an ability to win office, then yes, she did.... and the fact that she has appeal to a narrow slice of the electoral spectrum doesn't prove otherwise.

1. Posted by steve sturm | August 31, 2009 2:58 PM

Proglibtard small mindedness. Ted The Swimmer Kennedy literally got away with criminally negligent homicide, at best, or second degree murder, at worst. Didn't stop him from drunkenly fornicating his way through a 47 year senate 'career'. Remind me again who Sarah killed? She didn't abort her own handicapped child.

Liberals HATE this sh*t.</p... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Liberals HATE this sh*t.

You're using Ted Kennedy to... (Below threshold)

You're using Ted Kennedy to argue that Palin has a career? Apples and oranges. That Ted Kennedy was able to stick around in no way supports the claim that Palin could win election to the Senate... or the Presidency.

And remember, while the rab... (Below threshold)

And remember, while the rabid right thinks Palin walks on water, she has zero credibility with anybody else... and the last I checked, it takes more than the 20% of voters who comprise the rabid right to win an election.

The orange has a tough skin... (Below threshold)

The orange has a tough skin, the apple was rotten. Bad comparison.

Hey Steve, if you think Pal... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Hey Steve, if you think Palin cannot win any election, conceal your self and observe. You just were not paying any attention to that woman were you? But then you do see through the jaundiced vision of a liberal. Were you not so handicapped, you would have noticed that response she draws from the average real American. You know, one that believes in America and what we stand for. Not one who goes overseas to apologize to tyrants and autocrats about what this nation has done. But then if you study American history from a communist point of view it is hard to get a clear picture. Hense the jaundiced vision.

Zelsdorf: why do you automa... (Below threshold)

Zelsdorf: why do you automatically assume that anyone who disagrees with you is a liberal? Is an unwillingness to jump on the Palin bandwagon a litmus test? Smart conservatives think she can win all 50 states, everybody else is a liberal?

Yeah, I get it, you think she walks on water, she's a real American, you're willing to ignore her shortcomings. But there ain't enough of people like you to sweep her to victory. Fair or not, she bombed with the 80% of America who doesn't think like you do... and once you bomb, there's no recovery, there is NOTHING she can do to rehabilitate herself with the people whose votes she needs to actually win election (as opposed to getting nominated, with its much lower hurdle)... and that was before she went and resigned to go chasing dollars (note I'm not criticizing the pursuit of wealth, just pointing out that her doing so isn't compatible with winning in 2012... 2016... or ever).

Keep crying Steve. Fight th... (Below threshold)

Keep crying Steve. Fight the good fight!! Never give up! Your opinion that she had no future holds about as much water as those who think she she will easily be elected. We will all just have to see. That one of the things I like about her. You just can't predict what she is is going to do and everyone seems to underestimate what she can do.

Steve-She bombed wit... (Below threshold)

She bombed with 80% of America? Where do you get your figures from? The media? The same media who went out of their way to destroy Mrs. Palin? The same media who never vetted Obama? The same media who gave (and still gives) Biden pass after pass for his lies?
The election loss had nothing whatsoever to do with Sarah Palin; rather, the election loss lies at the feet of an extremely moribund John McCain, who couldnt seem to make up his mind as to whether he wanted to run as a conservative Republican, or as Obama-lite. If it had not been for Sarah Palin, Obama's win would have been much larger than it was.
I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt that you are not a liberal; but, if you are not one, you may as well be. The spineless "lets-reach-across-the-aisle-and maybe-we-can-get-them-to-like-us-or-at-least-write-nice-things-about-us-in-the-New York Times "moderates" are what got the Republican party in trouble in the first place.

This headline alone will ca... (Below threshold)

This headline alone will cause thousands of Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers to take crayon in hand, and start scribbling on paper drenched in drool and flecked with foam.

Apparently the 1000+ who have invited her to speak or campaign for them didn't get Axelrod's memo that she is unpopular, unimportant and finished. Maybe these people know more than Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, et., do.

Axelrod undoubtedly regrets that he didn't call off his dogs up there in Alaska after the election. If he had, Palin would be pretty much isolated by being governor up there in Alaska.

Palin has caused the 0bama crowd major headaches just by posting on Facebook, multiply that by the number of speeches and other appearances she's going to make over the next couple of years.

Palin 2012

Steve is partly right. Kin... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Steve is partly right. Kind of in the same way a stopped clock is right.

Palin has little credibility outside the right. My sister is conservative but didn't like her. What I do see happening is that the left's attacks are getting old and she is starting to look better to my sister.

Now, admittedly this is a sample of 1. However, I think it portrays something that is being seen more broadly. Palin is becoming more accepted because her message is getting out. The left has declared her dead but she's not. She's doing what all successful politicians on the right do: She's taking her message around the media and directly to the public.

I don't imagine that she would necessarily be a strong presidential candidate, but she is positioned to have a significant say in developing the issues. The one thing the left should fear most is having someone like her determining what field the battle will happen on. She might just do that.

And now I'm a reach across ... (Below threshold)

And now I'm a reach across the aisle weenie?

Yes, the loss was due to McCain... and then Bush, for being such a total bozo, but I doubt very many people wouldn't have voted for McCain but for Palin (it's nonsensical: I don't like McCain, I don't want him to be President but I like Palin so I'll vote for him?)

And while I may exaggerate her unpopularity, I do so only by a bit. Gallup says over 50% of voters are unlikely to vote for her. And that noted Democratic shill Rasmussen reports she's at the top of the list of candidates Republican voters hope doesn't run. Sounds like a winner to me.

And who underestimates what she can do? Did she pull out a victory for McCain? What has she done in recent memory... other than walk out on her job?

Sturm, she will be the leas... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Sturm, she will be the least popular person ever overwhelmingly elected President of the United States in 2012.

My god what a AssKlown Stev... (Below threshold)

My god what a AssKlown Steve is. Typical lib.

Ignorant comments and gener... (Below threshold)

Ignorant comments and general doosh-baggery are certain signs of a liberal.

I think a lot of republican... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I think a lot of republicans hope she doesn't run because they are concerned about her baggage and not because they don't like her.

Most republicans are astute enough o look beyind the MSM smears and they see Palin for what she is: Bright articulate and committed to conservative values, both social and fiscal.

First off, Palin deserves o... (Below threshold)

First off, Palin deserves our respect for sticking with McCain through all the vile foul, disrespectful, hurtful garbage the left threw at her AND HER FAMILY. A new low even for the left. She has my respect. She did not get a chance to speak her views totally since she was a running mate and had to speak the moderate gospel of plaid.

GW Bush kept me and my family safe for 8 years. The bozo that is in the office now has made america weaker and its citizens unsafe. All in 9 months. ww

And some thought s... (Below threshold)
And some thought she ruined her career by resigning as Alaska's governor.

It is no suprise to anyone on the left that Palin is making big bucks giving speeches. She was widely criticized as quiting her governship so that she can cash in on her fame.

I've only heard people people say she ruined her chances to run for president not her career. If you disagree than provide some sources of anyone saying she ruined anything but her political aspirations.

"and the fact that she has ... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

"and the fact that she has appeal to a narrow slice of the electoral spectrum doesn't prove otherwise."

We'll see about that. The GOP knows they need Independents to win an election. They may have a hard time nominating one of their 'fair-haired' boys this time around.

The GOP lost the election forcing the McCain candidacy. However he managed to choose Palin, that choice saved him from ridicule whenever remembered at all.

TinaS, pardon me is I decli... (Below threshold)

TinaS, pardon me is I decline trying to prove anything to a lefty loon.

Palin had to find alternative money sources because of the left's filing false ethic complaints over and over again. I should warn the left, we may not have the vile ideas but when they become precedent, we know how to use them. ww

At this point, she wouldn't... (Below threshold)

At this point, she wouldn't take the pay cut that would go along with being President. But, just some perspective (and I'm smart enough to understand that there's a difference between the VP slot and the Presidential slot)--McCain/Palin got 47% of the vote in 2008. Clinton/Gore got 43% of the vote in 1992.

If Palin is so unelectable,... (Below threshold)

If Palin is so unelectable, then why the immediate vitriol every time she is mentioned? Did anyone notice that on the night they announced her as VP candidate that her ratings were at least as high as Obama's?

I didn't think she had enough experience to be on the ticket in '08. Her resume' was a bit slim on some things, but she did have executive experience, if a bit small-time. Realistically even a moderate stint at mayor of a small town is better experience than state senator, though. Working with budgets, dealing with a legislative body, being the final say on items that are eventually critiqued by voters, and then winning reelection says a lot for her.

Obama was the least qualified serious candidate I have seen, and now the results are showing, even to many who fell for the symbolic hype-o-rama.

(it's nonsensical:... (Below threshold)
(it's nonsensical: I don't like McCain, I don't want him to be President but I like Palin so I'll vote for him?)

yeah, actually, that's kind of what I did. When the idiot GOP put McCain forward as the nominee, I thought: oh crap, I may just sit this one out, but when he nominated Sarah Palin, I thought: well, maybe it won't be so bad, so I guess I'll vote for him after all.

Palin had to find altern... (Below threshold)

Palin had to find alternative money sources because of the left's filing false ethic complaints over and over again.


Palin has a legal defense fund for that. It is unlikely that any money Sarah makes through speeches will have to be spent on lawyers. SarahPAC was originally established to raise money for Sarah's legal defense. It has since morphed into an organization that provides funds to political candidates and causes that Palin agrees with. The Alaska Fund Trust is now the official legal defense fund for Sarah.


Sarah Palin....In just thre... (Below threshold)
krkrjak Author Profile Page:

Sarah Palin....In just three words...

...........Joan of Arc.........

Tina, the last ethics charg... (Below threshold)

Tina, the last ethics charge against Palin was for that legal defense fund -- it argued that she couldn't use it. And, unlike most of the bullshit charges, that one had a decent chance of standing under Alaska's flawed ethics laws.

Palin backed that law, but no one thought it through to the point where they realized that a few disgruntled assholes could file bogus charge after bogus charge at no risk to themselves and potentially bankrupt the office-holder. They didn't make the law asshole-proof.

Hamish,As far as I... (Below threshold)


As far as I know there are no ethics charges related to the Alaska Trust Fund, that is her official defense fund.

It's endlessly entertaining... (Below threshold)
Dr. Carlo Lombardi:

It's endlessly entertaining to watch leftards wet their didees over this woman.
Fidel Castro- now there's a political leader that lefties admire and swoon over.

It doesnt bother You Tina S... (Below threshold)

It doesnt bother You Tina S that Obama is stuffing his coffers at the expense of yours and your childrens future? But it bothers you that Sara makes money on the circuit saving up for 2012?

At least you have your priorities in the proper perspective.

"I've only heard people peo... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

"I've only heard people people say she ruined her chances to run for president not her career."

News readers at NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN,...

I am waiting for Palin to d... (Below threshold)

I am waiting for Palin to do COMIC RELIEF.

Sarah Palin-Tonya Harding 2012!

---and BTW, not everyone who does NOT support Sistah Sarah is a LIBERAL....her most serious detractors have been Republicans. It´s not like Palin has one party completely sown up. She doesn´t appeal to Democrats and she doesnt appeal to many Republicans. This another case of the minority feeling they are MAJORITY.

She appeals more than mc p... (Below threshold)

She appeals more than mc pain did in so many ways.. She is a real person.. Not some iconic collective gibberish like ..????

Yes, I do believe Palin is ... (Below threshold)

Yes, I do believe Palin is able to use SARAHPAC for defense money...last time I checked that stood.

Many of the BOGUS charges actually stuck, if you look them up one by one.

It´s an interesting phenomenom...Palin IS popular, but for the wrong reasons. She is getting gigs because she sells. That doesn´t make her the sharpest crayon in the box, it makes her a marketing tool.

Anyway I doubt that she ever be in the oval office brokering peace in the middle east. She is just too much of a ditz.

Anyway I doubt that she ... (Below threshold)

Anyway I doubt that she ever be in the oval office brokering peace in the middle east. She is just too much of a ditz.

36. Posted by DEO | September 1, 2009 4:46 AM

Never thought I'd say anything like this, but based upon what you wrote, I'd much prefer an America-loving ditz in the Oval Office than an America-hating commie rat bastard like we currently have now propping his feet up on the President's desk. But obviously your mileage does vary.

And when will you and your ilk start acknowledging that Obama is one hell of a ditz himself (I truly believe Odumbass picked 'my name is Joe Biden', not for comic relief, but to make Obama's dim 25-watt bulb brain power shine a little brighter next to Biden's little twinkly Christmas light mental acuity). Odumbass' 'misstatements' (all without a teleprompter) make Dan Quayle look positively Einsteinean in comparison. The whole 'Obama is a frikking genius' meme is old and beyond its 'use by' date, just like his campaign 'promises'. Release the college transcripts. Let's see just how much of a genius the Precedent really is. I, for one, would like to take a look at what econ and history courses the smartest preznit evah took while coasting through college on the affirmtive-action plan.

Ya gotta love it when a nut... (Below threshold)
Still An Unrepentant Democrat:

Ya gotta love it when a nutty wingnut screeches about the stupidity of the "Precedent."


Very!... (Below threshold)
Still An Unrepentant Democrat:


Precedent."... (Below threshold)



38. Posted by Still An Unrepentant Democrat | September 1, 2009 7:01 AM

Yep, Odumbass is a precedent alright. First half-black/half white affirmitive-action racist commie rat bastard. Lots of precedents there for Preznit Clusterf*ck, if'n you ask me (except for the rat bastard part; there have been quite a few rat bastard presidents). Which you didn't. But you're a proglibtard. You don't think, so we wingnuts have to help you along the path to enlightenment. If not actual enlightenment, then at least forcing your synaptic pathways to work a little, something they probably haven't done since you were in first grade, maybe earlier. Your first cry in the delivery room just may have been your last coherent thought: Put me back in!

"She is just too much of a ... (Below threshold)

"She is just too much of a ditz."

Don't tell me, Deo - you voted for Obama.

Who won't release his Harvard record.

Who won't release his birth certificate, fueling endless speculation over his citizenship.

Who has NEVER had any real-world management experience, not even assistant manager at a McDonald's.

Who QUIT as a Community Organizer because he wasn't having an effect.

Who helped 'run' the Annenburg Challenge, wasting well over a hundred million without ANY good effect for the kids it was supposed to be spent on.

Who's greatest accomplishment as a STATE senator was something called 'Grove Parc', which is a complete and total failure as a liveable and sustainable community.

Who was able to get into a US senatorial seat by getting the courts to unseal records of his opponent's divorce - a classy and honorable tactic, wouldn't you agree?

Who didn't do a DAMN thing as a US Senator but run for the Presidency.

The man's got charisma, he does - which is why idiots like you and Saud got so blinded by him that you failed to do anything more than the most cursory vetting of his background.

You have been well and truely taken by a friggin' con man - and you expect everyone else to believe PALIN is a ditz?

Deo - you're a credulous fool.

Whoa....Lawson has an obses... (Below threshold)
Still An Unrepentant Democrat:

Whoa....Lawson has an obsession. Scary. But then, not surprising.

As for the topic which I have not yet commented on. I'll say this about Pain The Quitter. She shouldn't be underestimated as a politician. As for anything else, she remains an ignorant, unschooled dumb ass.

RickZThere are ang... (Below threshold)
Still An Unrepentant Democrat:


There are anger management classes and meds for folks like you. You really should look into them. It might be a "precedent" and then you can slow down and learn how to spell president.

"she remains an ignorant, u... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

"she remains an ignorant, unschooled dumb ass."

As, in fact, about 10 million independent voters now know themselves to be.

Good luck luring them to vote with you next time. Ah, Hillary, that's the ticket.

Ah, Saud -Still tr... (Below threshold)

Ah, Saud -

Still trying to wing it, aren't you? Couldn't find a good script or talking point?

Well, you'll figure it out eventually. But a bit of friendly advice for you - Whenever someone offers you something for nothing, there's a big damn hook in it somewhere... and that 'free' stuff you're being offered is going to cost you a hell of a lot more than you were promised.

As his similarly self-and-o... (Below threshold)

As his similarly self-and-own-culture-loathing and sanctimoniously-fasciSSocialist "spouse" subjects the classically Clinically Narcissistic sail-eared simpleton to ever more well-deserved scorn and sets up the poor sooky simp's scheduled-for-September-2011 resignation from his pretending to the "presidency," America may take some relief from our knowledge that President and Armed-Forces Commander-In-Chief-Elect Palin is growing wealthier by the minute and that both she and her Vice-President-Elect, United States Army General David Howell Petraeus, are suited up, saddled-up and are waiting in the wings!


Brian Richard Allen
Lost Angels - Califobambicated 90028
And the Far Abroad

--and BTW, not eve... (Below threshold)
--and BTW, not everyone who does NOT support Sistah Sarah is a LIBERAL....her most serious detractors have been Republicans. It´s not like Palin has one party completely sown up. She doesn´t appeal to Democrats and she doesnt appeal to many Republicans. This another case of the minority feeling they are MAJORITY.

These Republicans were the Northeast RHINOs for the most part. They did not want Sarah Palin upsetting their apple cart. They wanted to be invited to the high society cocktail parties that were to be given in "Walks On Water's" honor. Colin Powell lead the way. The true conservatives in "flyover country" were hoping that the ticket would be the other way around. The people that are in "flyover country" are the true conservatives, not the Northeast RHINOs.

Whenever I see or hear some... (Below threshold)
Joe Miller:

Whenever I see or hear someone making fun of Palin, I think of an episode of Laugh-In from 1968 or 1969. They did the news of the future: "Washington 1980--President Ronald Reagan..." followed by hysterical laughter.

LawsonSpeaking of ... (Below threshold)
Still An Unrepentant Democrat:


Speaking of "free stuff" reminded me of all the countless thousands of dead and maimed soldiers and Iraqis after the declaration of "Mission Accomplished" of which the real mission was so our package deficient president could get all dressed up to exaggerate his. And how the Iraqi War was going to paid for from oil revenues. And Bush's cooking of the books by not including the cost of the war in his budgets.

That was the "free stuff" promised by your heros. The sucker job bait and switch of all time.

This is my opinion, so SAUD... (Below threshold)

This is my opinion, so SAUD and the like need not respond. Sarah Palin has more class than Obama could ever hope to buy with his criminal friends throwing money at him. Class is something you are born with and not something you buy with an election. She did not lie, smear, or bribe like her opponents. At least she did not make fun of Joe Biden losing most of his family in a car accident. But, the liberal dems had a field day attacking her children. That was the last straw for me. I had been a democrat since the early 60s and decided I couldn't associate with people like that anymore, so I voted Republican. I am so disappointed that people in power could be so cruel as to pick on innocent children. That says a lot about their character. The MSM was delighted to bolster the egos of St. Hope and Change and encouraged the slander. I no longer watch the MSM and refuse to buy the products they had advertised. I might not be making a big dent, but there is always the hope that others will do the same, thereby hitting them where it will hurt the most.
Sarah outshines the sneaky and criminal behaviour of the person you have "elected" (I refuse to call him a man because he is not. I saw him practically on his knees in front of the Saudi Prince looking for his manhood).
My opinion only

Right wing commentators hav... (Below threshold)

Right wing commentators have been saying that Palin needed to take time off and study up. I think she is taking that advice.

Go cross country, and possibly to other countries on speaking gigs and get her message out, making money yes, but if she goes international she will likely get invites from dignitaries thus building her resume on foreign policy.

There is the possibility that she is just cashing in, any Democrat worth their salt would do the same thing. But I think it more likely that she is building bridges, gaining allies, and getting the message out so that she can be a key player in the next election, whether she runs for the office or not.

If she is an idiot, she is at least as smart as Obama and he got elected. Hilary will have an anurism if she is the candidate.

SNL had the best skit. "Yes I wanted a female President but I wanted it to be me!"

Actual video here: http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/politics/video/play.shtml?mea=656281

Many of the BOGUS ... (Below threshold)
Many of the BOGUS charges actually stuck, if you look them up one by one.

Uh, no. No, they didn't.

Deo, if they stuck (charges... (Below threshold)

Deo, if they stuck (charges against Palin), I am sure you could easily list or cite them.

Go on. Do so.

"Yeah, I get it, you thi... (Below threshold)

"Yeah, I get it, you think she walks on water, she's a real American, you're willing to ignore her shortcomings."

I can only speak for myself in saying that's not it AT ALL. But the fact that you can't seem to recognize any of her strong points is glaringly obvious every time you mention her name.

SAUDYou make a com... (Below threshold)


You make a comment each time You show up regardless of what You type.

"I saw him practically on his knees in front of the SAUD prince looking for his Manhood."

If he would have been behind the SAUD prince he would have found his Manhood.

Madalyn - I'm glad you have... (Below threshold)

Madalyn - I'm glad you have concern for Sarah Palin's children. It is more than she has herself. She's been out of Alaska for close to a month now, leaving her 18-year-old daughter as caretaker for her 1-year-old son. This daughter is also caring for her own infant. Her 8-year-old daughter is with her grandparents and her 15-year-old daughter, famously pictured taking shots, is with Todd. Even Sarah's father admits that he doesn't know where she is. Not exactly my vote for mother of the year.

As far as the election is concerned, for every vote Palin gathered from the right for McCain, she lost one from the middle. I planned to vote for McCain, until he showed me the type of decisions he would make by picking Palin for VP.

"Even Sarahs father admi... (Below threshold)

"Even Sarahs father admits that he doesnt know where She is."

Whats Your point idiot? That She should call home when She decides to change careers?

Its idjits like You that brang us Obama bin Laden..

SAUD are you stupid or just... (Below threshold)

SAUD are you stupid or just playing the part. I knew every budget year that the war costs were seperate from the ledger as did everyone else. Nothing was cooking. Are you lame or what? Is that all you got? And quit worrying about GW's package. It's creepy. ww

This is the 59th comment (m... (Below threshold)

This is the 59th comment (most commented thread today, I believe) on this thread -- all about a supposed irrelevant lady who currently holds no elected office. When rogue and steve keep commenting multiple times in the thread that this woman is irrelevant and does not matter (but they keep re-posting the fact that she doesn't), but she still gets the most comments whenever it is a thread about her -- I wonder why? Let's say if Mikulski resigned and there was a story that she was in high demand as a speaker . . . never mind, I didn't want to get THAT hypothetical.

To say Palin can;t have a f... (Below threshold)

To say Palin can;t have a future in politics is shortsighted and would be more of a "hope" of the left than any realistic opinion at this point. Obama is his own worst enemy by the policies he has enacted which are far left...unlike the country. If Obama continues to play the far left field..someone like Palin from the right..will start to look more and more like a centrist...and all bets will be off. If the left doesn;t want Palin in the Whitehouse..they better tell Obama to move to the center, or else.

Nehemiah - Huh? Th... (Below threshold)

Nehemiah - Huh?

This is only my second post on the thread, so I don't see where you are getting that I've posted multiple times. Also, I never stated Palin was irrelevant, only that she cost McCain my individual vote.

914 - my point is that she ... (Below threshold)

914 - my point is that she claims to have a large and loving family, and yet she isn't maintaining contact with them. And let's face it, the sentence about her father was just an add-on to the main point - that she is not actively present in her children's lives, unlike the momma grizzly she always claims to be. Actions speak louder than words.

Okay, Nehemiah, I guess you can now finally claim I have posted multiple times, although I still haven't called Palin irrelevant.

"And let's face it, the ... (Below threshold)

"And let's face it, the sentence about her father was just an add-on to the main point - that she is not actively present in her children's lives,..." And I'm sure you would happily impart to us the same criticism for a father who travels as part of his living and isn't always there, right? Especially one whose mother might say, "I don't know always where he is."

To Rogue - Since when is it... (Below threshold)

To Rogue - Since when is it a "womans job" to stay home to keep the fires burning? Is St. Hope and Change a bad father because he has been away from home courting his criminal cronies? Can't have it both ways. Why is it OK for a man to hold down a job that takes him away from his family for days, weeks, sometimes months on end, but let Ms Palin try and make an honest (something you libs know nothing about) living, and she is an unfit mother. YOU MAKE ME WANT TO PUKE!!!
Sign off now so us normal people can breathe some clean air.
My opinion

"for every vote Palin gathe... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

"for every vote Palin gathered from the right for McCain, she lost one from the middle."

Ludicrous nonsense. McCain(or his handlers) picked her to motivate the conservatives when internal polling dictated. Within days he closed to within the margin of error and finished at half his original gap on the backs of the formerly 'undecided'.

"I planned to vote for McCain, until he showed me the type of decisions he would make by picking Palin for VP."

Can't blame you for not voting for McCain. So you sat out the election? Bet not.

You are much too obvious.

Another point for Rogue: Ho... (Below threshold)

Another point for Rogue: How do you know who is taking care of her children? How do you know how long she has been away? Do you have inside information? Let's just say what she does or does not do is none of your business, and I really resent you attacking her parenting skills when you know nothing about her. Are you a perfect parent? Can we condemn you if you are not? I know I am not a perfect parent, but I do try, which is more than I can say for some of the people your Messiah has on his payroll (I would consider commiting crimes would make you a not so good parent (like not paying taxes, etc.) Stop critizing Ms. Palin unless you have facts. I think you need to get a life.

Why do you compare Palin to... (Below threshold)

Why do you compare Palin to Obama? One is the sitting president of the United States the other is PAID SPEAKER. You know, a tap dancing vaudeville act. Palin the tap dancing vaudeville act.

Sarah Palin-Tonya Harding 2012!!!

Palin is a loser. Anyone wh... (Below threshold)

Palin is a loser. Anyone who considers her a viable option is a loser. Any argument in her defense only shows the initiator to be an ignorant, out-of-touch fool.

And please continue your echo chamber complaints about Obama. He's 100 times the President the last one was.

So Deo. You can't list the... (Below threshold)

So Deo. You can't list them, can you?

On the contrary..labeling P... (Below threshold)

On the contrary..labeling Palin a loser (who is a successful politician, speaker, mother, wife, etc)..makes you seem like the "loser"

Only folks from the far left believe (or hope) that Palin is irrelevant...remains to be seen. To say that now, just makes you all seem terribly biased..but then again, we already knew that






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