Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

Verbatim

Sarah Palin Has Never Experienced Workplace Harassment Because …

“People know that I’m probably packing, so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”

— Sarah Palin, when asked by NBC News if she had ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

Verbatim

Federal Judge Dismisses Palin’s Defamation Suit Against the Times

“Nowhere is political journalism so free, so robust, or perhaps so rowdy as in the United States. In the exercise of that freedom, mistakes will be made, some of which will be hurtful to others.”

— Federal Judge Jed Rakoff, dismissing Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, CNN reports.

Poetic Justice

Palin’s Still Playin’

The healthcare bill brought out trump’s old reliable,
And Sarah Palin remains still reliably delusional.
She calls the plan socialist,
But said Donald would fix it.
She told Brietbart it’s “unaffordable, unsustainable, unwanted, unconstitutional.”

Poetic Justice

A Conspicuous Absence

At CPAC they’re all speculatin’
That her political star is a-fadin’.
Formerly a major presence,
She’s a conspicuous absence —
So where in the heck is Sarah Palin?

News & Comment

Donald’s Latest Palinesque Word Salad

The New York Times has posted the transcript from its reporters’ and editors’ sit-down with Donald last week. It reminds us again that the man is barely articulate, can’t formulate a sentence or keep a thought in his head.

The full transcript is here. Read it and weep for our country.

A brief peroration on birds and windmills follows:

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Verbatim

Obama Traces the Line of the GOP’s Descent to Trump

I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party.

— President Obama, in an interview with New York Magazine.

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Trump’s Debate Answer on Cybersecurity Was Palinesque Word Salad

Now, whether that was Russia, whether that was China, whether it was another country, we don’t know, because the truth is, under President Obama we’ve lost control of things that we used to have control over. We came in with the Internet, we came up with the Internet, and I think Secretary Clinton and myself would agree very much, when you look at what [the Islamic State] is doing with the Internet, they’re beating us at our own game. ISIS. So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is — it is a huge problem. I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it’s hardly doable.

– Donald Trump’s Sarah Palinesque word salad response to a question about cybersecurity during the first 2016 presidential debate.

Verbatim

Trump Explains Why Palin Isn’t on GOP Convention Program

She was asked. It’s a little bit difficult because of where she is. We love Sarah. Little bit difficult because of, you know, it’s a long ways away.

— Donald Trump, explaining why Sarah Palin isn’t included in the official list of speakers for the Republican National Convention next week, quoted by the Washington Examiner.

Enumerati

SarahPAC makes Big Money — for Sarah Palin

$25,000

As of Nov. 16, amount SarahPAC had given to congressional Republicans this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In the same period it spent 15 times as much — $394,000 — on fundraising, and almost $72,000 on administrative costs, such as accountants, lawyers, travel and website management.

News & Comment

Palin’s Trump Endorsement Is Her Ultimate Betrayal of John McCain

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Political news this week has been dominated by Donald Trump’s latest spotlight-grabbing stunt — his endorsement by Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee, whose ineptitude and stubborn ignorance were major factors in the GOP’s loss to Barack Obama that year.

“He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”
– Donald Trump, smearing John McCain’s military service in July

In rescuing Palin from well-earned obscurity and thrusting her onto the national stage again, Trump got what he wanted, at least in the short term. Coverage of Palin’s word-salad-y endorsement speech led the nightly news broadcasts on ABC, CBS and NBC Monday night. Both legit cable news networks, MSNBC and CNN covered the event live, as did Fox.

But in her MSNBC show that night Rachel Maddow made a point that everyone else overlooked.

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