Tag Archives: Sarah Palin
+ “Sometimes I get emotional over fonts” -@kanyewest
You’re all such passionate, opinionated and visually sensitive people. So I’m hesitant to bring up the most pressing political issue of the week: the new democrats.org logo.
It’s incredibly simple. It darlingly uses two shades of blue. It’s perfect for Facebook and Twitter. Something about it makes me want to ride a subway.
Discuss. But take a break if necessary. Don’t say anything you might regret.
+ “God worried that Sarah Palin appeared too dumb. And then he created Christine O’Donnell.” -@BorowitzReport
Anti-masturbation evolution skeptic Christine O’Donnell won the Republican Senate primary in Delaware. What does it mean for the November election? More importantly, how does it feel to agree with Karl Rove?
Yeah, let that sink in for a while. I’ll wait.
+ “@ladygaga There is a vote on #DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so” -@HarryReid
Life lessons from Gaga: people will finally take your message seriously when you say it in a meat dress.
+ “Independents/GOP: focus. The weakened Leftist party is the pt; it allows unified effort 2 reign in Fed govt’s overreach&protect Constitution” -@SarahPalinUSA
Just kidding. I can’t read it, either.
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?
Some guy at Â theÂ Conservative Political Action Conference 2009
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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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Daily Kos just posted an interesting test from the folks at the Civic Literacy Report designed to test the average American’s civics knowledge. After more than 2,500 participants have attempted the 33-question survey, the average score for Americans is a measley 49%.
Even more disheartening?
The average score for elected officials was 44%. I think the last eight years have taught us anything is possible.
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions (and not just because of the fact that I’m newly a vegetarian) is the traditional pardoning of a turkey. Admittedly though, I was under the incorrect presumption that this practice is left only for national executive power. One of my sisters sent me this article, displaying Governor Palin pardoning a Turkey… as others are slaughtered behind her. Apparently she discusses that events like this give her the “levity” she enjoys, and because they aren’t so “heavy” politically and don’t “invite criticism.” Maybe we should applaud her for posing in front of a Turkey slaughterhouse? I guess that being slick ain’t really a necessity up in Alaska – perhaps this is the form of honest politics we’ve been promised.
Everyone seems to have a theory about what Gov. Sarah Palin is going to do now that the election is over. David Letterman has some thoughts:
More likely, however, is this Daily Kos blog piece:
There are many in our party, and in the DailyKos community, who believe that Gov. Sarah Palin is finished in public life, that she has been humiliated, disgraced and permanently retired to an ice floe off the Pribilof Islands for a long, quiet life of snowmobile races and muktuk dinners. Â I am not among them.
I tend to agree. While we may think now that having Sarah Palin run again in 2012 would mean an easy reelection for President-Elect Obama (I love saying that!), I think that many people underestimate the ability for her to change. We know that she’s charismatic, we know that, while unread, she is not stupid (by that, I mean that she may not know NOW that Africa is a continent, but I truly believe that in 4 years she will actually know what she’s talking about simply because she’s not an idiot). And, we know that a lot of people love her.
Expect her back in 4 years, this time as a serious contender for the presidency.