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8/31/2008

Random Palin Thoughts and Links

Filed under: 2008 Election,General — Patterico @ 11:40 pm

There’s too much out there, and if I do a separate post for each thought, with each post coming five minutes after the last, I’ll look too much like Excitable Andrew Sullivan. Minus the rumor-mongering, hypocrisy, and hysteria, that is. So I’m bundling it all in this post.

Yes I Have

I love this from commenter MartyH, comparing Palin to Obama:

Every time Obama says “I will” she can say “I have”

Lead a government-check
Reform a government-check
Review a budget line by line and cut pork-check
Visit wounded troops in Germany-check
Bring hope and change-check
Unite people-check

Plus she can fly a float plane and gut a moose. You can’t get more real than that.

L.A. Times Columnist Suggests She Slept Her Way to the Veep Spot

From the Andrew Sullivan school of Ridiculous Comments About Palin, here’s James Rainey of the L.A. Times:

Before noon Friday — just after McCain grinned woodenly through Palin’s coming-out rally in Ohio (Why did he keep fiddling with his fingers and wedding ring?) — some of the nation’s biggest news organizations had reporters winging to Anchorage and nearby Wasilla, the town Palin led as mayor just a couple of years ago.

So, what are you saying, James Rainey? She slept her way to the Number Two spot?

You liberals. I love that respect for women that you have!

Goldstein Does What He Does Best

Jeff Goldstein has an excellent roundup of leftist insanity on Palin here.

Fee Fi Fo Frum: Boy Did I Say Something Dumb

David Frum:

If anything were to happen to a President McCain, the destiny of the free world would be placed in the hands of a woman who until the day before Friday was a small-town mayor.

Well, he didn’t say which Friday.

(To be fair, Frum does acknowledge, two paragraphs earlier, that Palin is the Governor of Alaska. So why this stupid line?)

“Troopergate” Facts

I’m way overdue on linking this Flopping Aces post from guest poster “MataHarley,” setting forth some of the facts on the “Troopergate” thing. (I hate using that term, since it sounds like a big nothing, but it’s the quickest way to say it and have you understand.)

UPDATE: Also, I’d just go to Beldar’s place and keep scrolling. The last time we saw an unconventional pick of a female for a significant post, where many people claimed she was underqualified, the female was Harriet Miers, and Beldar and I ended up on opposite sides of the issue. It’s very pleasant and more comfortable to be on the same side as Beldar in this fight.

16 Responses to “Random Palin Thoughts and Links”

  1. McCain’s a lech, and I wouldn’t put it past him to try something with Palin, but why on earth would Palin go along with it? Have you seen what Todd looks like? Given a chance to sleep with him or McCain, which one would you choose?

    Milhouse (89df7f)

  2. Trenchant and amusing, as always. I am always reassured when you and Beldar agree. Go Sarah!

    Kate0 (b16338)

  3. 1- and pray tell, are you one of those who obamatards who long to make it with barry hussein, much like the proud talking heads who admit to getting a thrill up their legs? Where is your proof that McCain a lech? Because the NY Times decided without proof that McCain was banging a lobbyist or because McCain ran around after leaving the Hanoi Hilton? Bet you said Clinton was due his privacy even if he did get the reputed sexual service from 500 or so Little Rock area ladies during his stints as governer?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  4. Show me a woman and I’ll respect her. All I see is a Republican No respect merited.

    David Ehrenstein (961ad1)

  5. The left doesn’t know which way to turn. I just hope Sarah has a strong enough stomach for this sort of dirty politics. She seems to have held up OK in Alaska but dragging her daughter through the muck must seem a bit much. I still say the debates will decide the election and I can look forward to Joe Biden sticking his foot in his mouth at least twice.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  6. very pleasant and more comfortable to be on the same side as Beldar

    Always. I find myself uncomfortable, as I am likely missing something, when I am not.

    (And typically, when I learn more, I slink over t’ his side to try and make it look like I was there all the time.)

    #3 Max~ I think Milhouse was just funnin’.

    EW1(SG) (625c58)

  7. Twice! Are they only having 1/2 of one debate?

    Icy Truth (a7ead4)

  8. Sully, and others, had better not find themselves in the same room with the Barracuda.
    They just might find themselves hip-checked through the wall-board.

    Another Drew (72d59a)

  9. Frum sez some nitwit editor substituted “Friday” for “yesterday”, turning a metaphor into a factual error. I believe him. For one thing, he’s too good a writer to hack out a phrase like “the day before Friday”.

    RIch Rostrom (09ec82)

  10. So, what are you saying, James Rainey? She slept her way to the Number Two spot?

    Jimmy Rainey had best not get within punching distance of me… That sort of assertation earns one a punch in the mouth.

    Show me a woman and I’ll respect her. All I see is a Republican No respect merited.

    Funny… We look at you and just see a woman… Does that mean we should start respecting you?

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  11. You’ll have to forgive David for his rank unfamiliarity with women.

    Pablo (99243e)

  12. I would say no respect is merited for Ehrenstein.

    PCD (5c49b0)

  13. All across the web, all I see are Democrats expressing their true, hate filled nature. Many are meriting the tag, pond scum. Many more Democrats merit being called worse than that.

    PCD (5c49b0)

  14. All I can see is Ehrenstein trying to blame Palin for something someone else did when she was six years old.

    Not a class act.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  15. David E’s vile nature is never far below the surface.

    JD (75f5c3)

  16. Like i said in a previous thread about the excitement over Palin.
    People are excited about the pick. And rightly so. The question is, how long will they continue to feel like that? Especially as the other unknowns begin to unfold. Like I said, just my opinion.
    Like a double-egded sword, Palin will either help McCain greatly or harm him mortally. We shall see as the days unfold more “unknowns”.
    (My sympathies to the Palins in this moment of unwanted pain.)

    love2008 (0c8c2c)


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