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Filed under: Humor — DRJ @ 10:21 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]


Tom Boggioni Celebrates Palin Announcement in the Usual Way: By Mocking Palin’s Children

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:59 pm

Tom Boggioni aka TBogg, “one-time darling of the mail-order panties set and current czar of positioning cash registers to maximize retail commerce and flow,” photoshops a picture of the Palin family to make all its members — including the children — look devilish.

It’s funny because Boggioni uses Palin’s children to make a political point. Get it?

He is — literally — demonizing Palin’s children.

In the sort of humorous touch for which the “former bulk purchaser of women’s undergarments” has become famous, he includes Trig Palin in the picture. Because what’s a Photoshopped picture of Palin’s children without the Down’s Syndrome child? Original picture here:

Can such a performance be topped? Yes and no. HuffPo had a post up titled Palin Will Run in ’12 on More Retardation Platform.

At least HuffPo was ashamed enough to take this down. Boggioni is proud of what he did.

My usual call for civility in the comments will be relaxed for this thread.

UPDATE: Tim McGarry, a left-leaning occasional commenter here, goes to Boggioni’s site and lets him have it, saying (among other things): “If there were any justice, however, your vicious photoshop attack on her children would be the end of you as a blogger.” Tim is no conservative, and he gets in his shots at Palin as well. But I applaud his willingness to take on Boggioni’s nastiness.

Unfortunately, this sort of crap isn’t going to end Boggioni’s blogging career; it’s precisely what his readers want from Boggioni.

Report: Palin Will Not Run for Re-Election As Governor of Alaska; UPDATE: Will Resign Within Weeks

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:09 pm

News is breaking now on in a banner headline. No news story available yet.

UPDATE 12:27 p.m.: Word now is that she will resign within weeks. What’s going on here?

UPDATE x2 12:29 p.m.: Word now is she will resign at the end of the month.

UPDATE x3: The announcement has occurred. From Twitter, Breaking News says:

She did not take questions or give indications as to her future plans. Palin is expected to announce a run for the presidency at some point.

Meanwhile, Howard Kurtz says:

No way Palin can run for president now. But give her this: the governor has, at least briefly, knocked Michael Jackson off the air.

Fox News has a vague quote from Todd Palin about her wanting to do things “for the country.”


UPDATE x4: Ace agrees with Kurtz: “It’s over. You can’t resign from a governorship and then run for higher office.”

UPDATE x5: Palin says on Twitter:

We’ll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election… this is in Alaska’s best interest, my family’s happy… it is good, stay tuned

Daily Show Rips Off Slublog

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:06 pm

Allahpundit notes a mighty odd coincidence between this humorous image from a Daily Show segment:

And this previously published image from Slublog, published at Hot Air’s Green Room:

By the way, the clip containing this shameless theft is pretty funny. Jon Stewart is often quite good when he remembers to leave the clown nose on:

Drunk Lawyer Causes Mistrial

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:29 am

I’m not sure if I posted this before or not, but I watched it again last night and laughed and laughed. Thanks to Jeffrey Lewis.

Krauthammer Says Palin Is Not a Serious Candidate for President

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:02 am

Via Hot Air, where the clip has generated a lively discussion.

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