Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

Brunch Links

July 14, 2009

We’ll be touching on a few national and international issues today chez le Sconz. I do feel relatively guilty linking to the Washington Post considering that the rag allowed an op-ed today by Sarah Palin that wasn’t even about little league hockey. Illusory Tenant discusses.

WaPo: Sen. Herb Kohl questions Sotomayor: “I would like to suggest that this constant criticism of you in terms of your inability to be an impartial judge is totally refuted by the record that you’ve compiled as a federal judge up to this point.”

Bucknaked Politics: Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer, reports South Korean intelligence.

Forward Our Motto: Two Dane County cities make Money Magazine’s top 100 small towns to live in, one at number 4! You have to guess before you hit the link.

Paul Soglin: Target is coming to University Ave.

Critical Badger: $150 of our seg-fees go to the union.

Cap Times: Gubernatorial candidates exploiting social media.

Quote of the day

July 12, 2009

“In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn’t say what she read because she didn’t read anything.”

“The elites hate her.” The elites made her. It was the elites of the party, the McCain campaign and the conservative media that picked her and pushed her. The base barely knew who she was. It was the elites, from party operatives to public intellectuals, who advanced her and attacked those who said she lacked heft. She is a complete elite confection. She might as well have been a bonbon.”

Peggy Noonan, usually a terrible bore and a Republican Party hack. But she happens to be right today.

Fox News helps Palin out

July 3, 2009

Anybody who wants to see Fox propaganda at work should turn on FNC now.

According to the huge FNC “ALERT,” Sarah Palin is simply “not running for re-election,” rather than resigning in the middle of a term.

Makes sense. If Palin were simply not running for a second term, her spin on the situation might actually work.

Sarah Palin too beautiful for government

July 3, 2009

At least that’s what you can expect to hear over the next few hours on cable news shows. Just take a stroll through the comments section of Ann Althouse, a UW law professor and avid Rush Limbaugh fan. Among my favorite comments:

Nothing seems to stop this warrior woman.

There are people who would like to be president of what america was, but no one wants to be president of what it is.

What’s incredible is that even the NYTimes is discussing this sudden resignation as a possible move to gear up for a 2012 presidential bid. How can such a claim be met with anything but ridicule? Could America possibly be that stupid? I always tell people that, hey, maybe Obama wasn’t the most experienced guy – I voted for a smart, lawyer dude. Sarah Palin is neither smart nor experienced, and she’s already got all the publicity she needs.

My bet would be a talk radio gig. She’d be great, she can screen out the critical callers and she can talk about little league hockey here and there.