Category Archives: Sarah Palin
Oh yay, I was wondering when this was going to happen. Members of the Republican Party are making the behind-the-scenes moves to be candidates in the 2012 Presidential election primaries.
Lets start with everyone’s favorite philanderer, Newt Gingrich.
Ol’ Newt is making the most visible steps toward running, announcing an exploratory website at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Iowa on Monday. Has already scored the endorsements of some high-profile governors. Has a spokesman, Rick Tyler, an advisor and an attorney as part of his staff.
Next up, Tim Pawlenty, the man who took 50 eons to certify Al Franken as a US Senator despite every indication that he had won the race outright in 2008.
Per DailyKos, Pawlenty “Phil Musser, a former adviser to Romney and former head of the Republican Governors Association; former Bush campaign officials Terry Nelson and Sara Taylor; and Alex Conant, a former RNC press secretary.” This gem, who according to PPP wouldn’t even win his home state in a primary, seems pretty geared to run.
Mitt Romney, a politician since the womb, has made huge steps toward running as well:
Romney has essentially been running for President since 2008, with a built-in staff including his former communications chief Matt Rhodes, Rich Beeson as political director, Neil Newhouse as pollster and Andrea Saul as communications director (after working as spokeswoman for Carly Fiorina’s senate bid and a staffer on McCain’s campaign. Because we all know how those two worked out.)
Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, Mike Huckabee, Jon Huntsman, and (yes) Sarah Palin have all signaled some interest in running as well. No matter who runs it’s going to inevitably wind up with a lot of people calling Obama a no-good socialist communist arugula-eating hater of America. And the Antichrist. And it’ll all come down to whether the American public will be able to see through the rhetoric and vote on the issues. We will find out in just a year and a half.
Governor Sarah Palin was quick to express her outrage over the president’s “Special Olympics” comment on The Tonight Show, aired on Thursday night. When host Jay Leno asked about the White House’s bowling alley, President Obama joked about his lack of bowling skills, prompting the remark. Palin, the mother of a child with DownÂ Syndrome, declared his comment “degrading”.Â http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/03/20/palin-shriver-slam-obama-for-special-olympics-comment/ Enter the hypocrisy: Governor Palin was in the news today for another reason. She’s turning down more than 30% of Alaska’s stimulus money, including funding for special needs students.
The biggest single chunk of money that Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs to help economically disadvantaged and special needs students.
A noble demonstration of support, indeed.
Sarah Palin “really set back the cause of hot governors”
The governor also poked fun at Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell who was embroiled in his own awkward-governor-joke scandal when he claimed unmarried Arizona governor had plenty of time to devote to her new job as Homeland Security Secretary because she has “no life.”
Governor Granholm was asked whether she would apologize by the Detroit News. That’s the important hard hitting questions that are the reason the News is so successful. Wait what did you say?
“Dedicated to building America’s future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.”
When one of my friends passed the link to the SarahPAC (Sarah Political Action Committee), I confess to swearing loudly and then burying my face in my hands. (Got a few strange looks in the Tap Room.) Our favorite Governor from Alaska is apparently pushing on in the committee on a platform of reform — especially in terms of energy independence. I could elaborate, but my mum always said, if you have something bad to say, keep it to yourself. I, however, do like the Alaska superimposed on the rest of the United States. Sends a good message.
Let’s all give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Palin family:Â Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Now, that’s a mouthful. His initials are the same length as my first name. Ridonkulous. I wish TEMJ the best of luck in life. Especially with a name like a Tripp. I actually once lived on Tripp Avenue. Great street name. However, I don’t know how it will hold up as a first name. Whatever, this is still an Alaskan we’re talking about. Anything goes, right?
If there is anything that gets a message across or brings attention to issues, it has to be online games. From Kung-Fu Election to the Throw a Shoe at Bush! game, we have seen the Internet react to a whole variety of current events and topics. To bring in the holiday season,PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has released their own Holiday Snowball Fight to combat those fur-wearin’, animal-hatin’ celebrities.
AKM, the blogger behind one Alaska’s great political blogs, The Mudflats, sums the game up well:
The purpose of this game is to pelt (forgive the pun) with snowballs, celebrities who areÂ â€œfoes of animalsâ€.Â There are four levels to the game.Â In the first, we meet Madonna and other fur-draped celebsÂ in a shopping mall, then Colonel Sanders and Charlton Heston rise from the dead.Â But the fourth and final level features none other thanâ€¦.you guessed itâ€¦.Sarah Palin; gun totinâ€™, bikini wearinâ€™ Sarah Palin, who is wired for the mission of bagging Â Santaâ€™s reindeer, and itâ€™s up to us to save them.Â You have to pelt 10 Sarahs to pass the level, and thereby win the game.
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Sherry Johnston, mother-in-law of the very prego Bristol Palin, was arrested Thursday on drug charges. She was arrested on six felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance, police say. Uh oh. It’s a good thing all these campaign shenanigans are over with… this only adds to the long list of idiocy that has come out of the Palin family. Not that it really pertains to any government issue… it just sucks for them. Let’s hope “misconduct involving controlled substances” doesn’t run in the family.
Also, Bristol was due today, but apparently has not given birth yet. Wonder what she’s gonna name the baby… any ideas?