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every time she says something i hate her a little more for being such a smug creep.

Palin devotes several pages to a discussion of John F. Kennedy's noted speech on religion during the 1960 campaign — a speech many saw as crucial in persuading the country to elect a Catholic president. "I am not the Catholic candidate for president," Kennedy said then. "I am the Democratic Party's candidate for president, who happens also to be a Catholic."

Discussing her own faith, Palin writes that JFK's speech "essentially declared religion to be such a private matter that it was irrelevant to the kind of country we are." Kennedy, she says, "seemed to want to run away from religion." She praises Mitt Romney, a Mormon, for not "doing a JFK" during his campaign for the 2008 GOP nomination, but instead speaking forthrightly of how his faith would inform his presidency.

Palin also returns to the subject of Wright, Obama's controversial former pastor. And she revisits Michelle Obama's comment during the presidential race that "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."

"I guess this shouldn't surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church listening to his rants against America and white people," Palin writes.

omar little, Friday, 19 November 2010 20:47 (eight years ago) link

she really is so terrible & the book seems essentially pointless

the new york times magazine article on her was such a pos blowjob too

┌▪┌▫┌▪┌▫ EXIT ▪┐▫┐▫┐ (Lamp), Friday, 19 November 2010 20:52 (eight years ago) link

"I guess this shouldn't surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church listening to his rants against America and white people," Palin writes.

^^^^ hate this

omar little, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:12 (eight years ago) link

what makes it worse is that I can hear her voice when I read that

Darin, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:44 (eight years ago) link

ugh god she's the worst

horseshoe, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:45 (eight years ago) link

i do actually hate her, and ordinarily i never say i hate people.

estela, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:48 (eight years ago) link

i wish i didn't call people "the worst" so much, but this time i mean it.

horseshoe, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:50 (eight years ago) link

she is the devil. so smug and ignorant and vicious and bullying and entitled.

estela, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:52 (eight years ago) link

I look forward to the RIP thread

you kidding me, she'll be like the right wing kenobi, martyr "more powerful than you could possibly imagine"

omar little, Friday, 19 November 2010 21:58 (eight years ago) link

guys, just let go

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 November 2010 21:59 (eight years ago) link

pew is a funny word

buzza, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:00 (eight years ago) link

pepalin pew

acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:01 (eight years ago) link

i don't wish death upon anyone, even terrible people like palin. though it would be funny if she was eaten by wolves.

glengarry glenn danzig (latebloomer), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:01 (eight years ago) link

if she becomes president i genuinely don't know what i'll do except wish the survivors luck - fortunately she won't become president, right

right

acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:05 (eight years ago) link

she will never win the presidency

for one thing, the moneyed interests don't see her as THEIR moron, they can't trust her

it's not even the left hating her that would doom her chances but a lot of conservatives think she's a joke and a stain upon their party.

omar little, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:07 (eight years ago) link

she'll seize the presidency, as it is rightfully hers

buzza, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:07 (eight years ago) link

good. although whoever it is won't be a darn sight better. good thing the GOP doesn't have a single commanding figure to rally behind!

acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:08 (eight years ago) link

you haven't come face to face with the animal magnetism of tim pawlenty

there was usic in the cafes at night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:09 (eight years ago) link

oh man

she will never win the presidency

― you can sub out "bipartisan solutions" for "some of my dick" (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, November 19, 2010 10:05 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

for one thing, the moneyed interests don't see her as THEIR moron, they can't trust her

― you can sub out "bipartisan solutions" for "some of my dick" (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, November 19, 2010 10:06 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark

Her chances of winning the presidency are certainly greater than zero.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:20 (eight years ago) link

Thanks, M@tt!

The animal magnetism of Tim Pawlenty (Dan Peterson), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) link

Anyone watch her TV show? Turns out she can't hunt or fish properly lolz

Number None, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:30 (eight years ago) link

Her chances of winning the presidency are certainly greater than zero.

you're right. Schwarzenegger has zero chance of winning the presidency, for ex. Palin is at least of age and a citizen. Otherwise I'd say her chances are like 1 in a 100.

Plutocrats don't want to see their money going to an unpredictable nut.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) link

Markets like security.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) link

As always, gentlemen, follow the money.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) link

Her chances of winning the presidency are certainly greater than zero.

you're right. Schwarzenegger has zero chance of winning the presidency, for ex. Palin is at least of age and a citizen. Otherwise I'd say her chances are like 1 in a 100.

― you can sub out "bipartisan solutions" for "some of my dick" (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, November 19, 2010 10:31 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

1 percent is a terrifyingly huge chance.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:37 (eight years ago) link

She admitted on her TV show that she'd rather be out in the Alaskan wilderness. Yet the silly teabaggers will probably vote for her if she runs for president.

That's not a "laugh track", it's an audience and you're in it. (MintIce), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:38 (eight years ago) link

who has the Right got apart from her and Tim Rawrrrlenty

acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:38 (eight years ago) link

boxcarrrrr

acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:40 (eight years ago) link

I'm telling you: it's Rubio. The GOP has such a terrible record with Hispanics that party leaders will forgo their usual habit of anointing an old, tired worthy and go for someone as pretty and eloquent as Obama.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:45 (eight years ago) link

But, to be honest, I'm more concerned about DADT and the START treaty than in 2012.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:46 (eight years ago) link

boxcarrrrr

― acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:40 (7 minutes ago)

?

nakhchivan, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:53 (eight years ago) link

@!#&!? BOXCAR NO NO NO NO

acoleuthic, Friday, 19 November 2010 22:54 (eight years ago) link

I'm telling you: it's Rubio. ...pretty and eloquent as Obama.

^^^ this is what I've been telling people, too. GOP wanted to do this with Jindal, but now they think Rubio is their anti-Obama.

The animal magnetism of Tim Pawlenty (Dan Peterson), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:56 (eight years ago) link

that would be a pretty meteoric rise for Rubio, but it would make sense that the GOP's braindead calculus would result in them assuming their best chances against Obama are with a young, ethnic, glamorous guy of their own

problem with Jindal is that he's sub-mental

GOP sees Obama's presidency as meteoric, too, and they want in on something similar.

The animal magnetism of Tim Pawlenty (Dan Peterson), Friday, 19 November 2010 22:59 (eight years ago) link

More proof that when these idiots aren't projecting their shit, they're COPYING.

Would a right-wing Cuban-American have traction with other Hispanic-American subsets (many of whom skew left) or is that an assumption hastily made by LOLstupidanglos?

Exotic Flavors of the Midwest, available in corn, bacon, or beef (suzy), Friday, 19 November 2010 23:03 (eight years ago) link

that's a good question. I'm not really sure.

I don't think the latino community is quite as uniform a voting bloc as the black community tho

Rubio seems like the only non-terrible option at the moment, but does he want 2012 or 2016?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 19 November 2010 23:07 (eight years ago) link

My father is an immigrant from South America, and he used to make terrible racist jokes about Cubans.

Euler, Friday, 19 November 2010 23:07 (eight years ago) link

Rubio is as much a cipher as Obama was in 2007. He says all the "right" things, but I know his type SO well.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 November 2010 23:07 (eight years ago) link

Missed that--I really wonder whether the "again" was the interviewer's word or hers. With most anyone else, you'd assume it was the interviewer's. With Palin, I wouldn't make that assumption.

clemenza, Monday, 7 February 2011 05:27 (eight years ago) link

It's the interviewer's (there's video on the page), but like I implied, Palin may have needed the reminder herself.

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Monday, 7 February 2011 06:01 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

sarah palin asked bristol to GOOGLE the american economy in preparation for a big speech.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 22 February 2011 00:54 (eight years ago) link

sorry, should be in quotes, i.e., "the american economy."

btw, i like how roger ebert always puts the ® sign next to sarah and bristol palin's name after tweeting it.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 22 February 2011 00:55 (eight years ago) link

Manuscript for book by Ex-Palin aide slamming her, leaked to the press

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/02/ex-aide-slams-palin-in-leaked.html

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:30 (eight years ago) link

i saw some excerpts. it didn't seem like very powerful stuff, iirc (not that it has to be; just saying).

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:45 (eight years ago) link

yeah that palin is frivolous and vindictive isnt news to anyone

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 02:06 (eight years ago) link

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Just another hit piece on Sarah Palin by the Liberal Daily Mail. Nothing illegal or unethical here, move on. The Anchorage Daily News is another Liberal paper with a political agenda. The DM has never one had a positive story on Palin, because you hate Conservatives and especially effective Conservative women like Palin.
- Dave, Arlington, VA, USA, 21/2/2011 12:33

o_O at the DM appearing liberal to anyone.

AYE... MON THEN -----O----- (onimo), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:46 (eight years ago) link

Found this on the political thread, but I'll hold to my promise of only posting about her here:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/02/23/us/politics/AP-US-Palin-India.html?hp

I can't be the only one who's hoping for a photo like this to come back:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_228EvtU1ZYY/TBpkIDiRBUI/AAAAAAAAAO4/SuyYuN_WtwY/s1600/ps7jhgjhgjh.jpg

I envision her in the front row, third from the right. Instead of all those potted plants in the foreground, some kind of animal carcass laid out. Instead of the Maharishi, Glenn Beck; instead of the Beatles--well, I don't know. Whoever's the most visibly right-wing rock band around today.

clemenza, Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:53 (eight years ago) link

Avenge Sevenfold?

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 24 February 2011 05:48 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://grab.by/9DBK

her lol fans desperately attempting to avoid the embarrassment of a presidential bid

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 16:04 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

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Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don't bother dropping by

Allies of former prime minister regard darling of Tea Party movement as a frivolous figure unworthy of an audience

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Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and handbag
Margaret Thatcher will attend the unveiling of a statue to Ronald Reagan but is not planning to meet Sarah Palin. Photograph: Barry Thumma/AP

Sarah Palin wants to show to the Republican right that she is the true keeper of the Ronald Reagan flame by meeting the late president's closest ally on the world stage.

A meeting with Margaret Thatcher in the centenary year of Reagan's birth would be the perfect way of launching her bid for the Republican nomination for the 2012 US presidential election.

This is what Palin told Christina Lamb in the Sunday Times:

I am going to Sudan in July and hope to stop in England on the way. I am just hoping Mrs Thatcher is well enough to see me as I so admire her.

It appears that the former prime minister has no intention of meeting the darling of the Tea Party movement. Andy McSmith reported in the Independent this morning that Palin is likely to be "thwarted" on the grounds that Thatcher, 86, rarely makes public appearances.

It would appear that the reasons go deeper than Thatcher's frail health. Her allies believe that Palin is a frivolous figure who is unworthy of an audience with the Iron Lady. This is what one ally tells me:

Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.

Thatcher will show the level she punches at when she attends the unveiling of a statue of Ronald Reagan outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square on Independence day on 4 July. This is what her ally told me:

Margaret is focusing on Ronald Reagan and will attend the unveiling of the statue. That is her level.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhiteAmericanFolks.jpg (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 13:17 (eight years ago) link

thatcher otm

LL Coolna (absolutely clean glasses), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:02 (eight years ago) link

Can't wait to see her try to shake hands with it.

отдых в Крыму! (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:06 (eight years ago) link

Memo to Sarah Palin: Jews HATE you because you are functionally illiterate.

chavatar (suzy), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:25 (eight years ago) link

tbf she's putting air quotes around the necklace

truf bob-omb (reddening), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 00:14 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

From her Iowa speech: "corporate crony capitalism," "permanent political class," "relentlessly rage until we restore." She's been watching Albert Brooks in Broadcast News ("Pretty peppy party, pal").

clemenza, Saturday, 3 September 2011 21:55 (eight years ago) link

McGinniss has Rice confirming the one-night stand. Additionally, the Enquirer says Sarah had a six-month affair with Todd's business partner Brad Hanson, and that that affair led to the dissolution of the men's snowmobile dealership (but not, clearly, the Palin marriage).

Perhaps they were kept together by the drugs, which Sarah and Todd were both, McGinniss writes, fans of: "before Palin became Alaska governor she was seen snorting cocaine off an overturned 55-gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with pals." He also quotes "a Palin family friend as saying that husband Todd Palin also snorted coke, describing him as 'on the end of the straw plenty.'"

buzza, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 19:38 (eight years ago) link

snowmobiles, sex, cocaine ... the palins are doing so much to promote alaska as THE party state.

tylerw, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 20:50 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPhh7mch5zo

buzza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:00 (seven years ago) link

tina wuz robbed

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

ah! it's so good to laugh after a stressful thing like that. she's totally out of the picture, right...

Sébastien, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

This is mostly reminding me of her terrible accent on 30 Rock.

Nicole, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

her accent was wicked smart!

dave cool it (stevie), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:28 (seven years ago) link

Sorry, gotta say the real SP is hotter.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:38 (seven years ago) link

I love the use of "American Woman" there so much--I was just about to look for a Guess Who thread where I could post the trailer. (Also used brilliantly in American Beauty.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:46 (seven years ago) link

its impossible to overstate how psyched i am for this film

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:49 (seven years ago) link

cast/character list is lol

Plump Woman
Passionate Palin Fan
NOBAMA Rallygoer
Guy holding NRA sign
Gun Enthusiast
Religious Woman

buzza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:00 (seven years ago) link

NOBAMA Rallygoer AKA AMERICAN HERO

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:01 (seven years ago) link

Anti-government Nutjob #2

buzza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:02 (seven years ago) link

Lamestream Media Rep

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:05 (seven years ago) link

tweeter #10

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:06 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

Unusual use of the idiom: "I would've wanted to punch him in the neck."

http://todayonthetrail.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/03/10999224-palin-i-wont-watch-game-change

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:05 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

I hadn't seen her in awhile, but of course she's all about this Duck Dynasty b.s.... But are there rumors about her health? She looks super gaunt

the whirlwind labeouf, i inhale it (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 December 2013 18:18 (five years ago) link

Page 5: Here I learn something I didn't know and, if I were Sarah Palin, something I wouldn't want anyone to know. But Sarah hustles this fact to the front of the book because she sure as hell wants us to know it: Sarah surprised Todd with a "nice, needed, powerful gun" for Christmas in 2012. It was a "small act of civil disobedience," Palin writes, prompted by "the anti-gun chatter coming from Washington."

What was inspiring that anti-gun chatter in Washington in December of 2012? Oh, right: Twenty children and six teachers were shot dead in their classrooms by a deranged asshole with a "powerful gun." And before the grieving mothers and fathers of Newtown, Connecticut, could put their dead children in the ground, Sarah Palin ran out gun shopping. Buying Todd a gun in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary was "fun," Palin writes—and, again, an act of "civil disobedience." Because gun nuts are a persecuted minority.

This paragraph about gun shopping in December of 2012—one first grader at Sandy Hook was shot 11 times—ends with Palin bragging about her tits. I'm not kidding.

Maintenance Engineer of Foolhardiness (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 24 December 2013 18:49 (five years ago) link

haha i love the 'needed' there

balls, Tuesday, 24 December 2013 18:55 (five years ago) link

Palin's moment has passed. She's got her coterie of ardent fans, but it isn't quite big enough for her antics to register on national politics any more - in spite of her continuing to register on the national media, due to her entertainment value and a certain nostalgia for her heyday on the part of the press.

Aimless, Tuesday, 24 December 2013 19:16 (five years ago) link

oops! I forgot to: [\punditry]

Aimless, Tuesday, 24 December 2013 19:19 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

reality court show, what a shock blah blah

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 March 2016 02:12 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

**cue John Lennon** "The dream is over . . ."

Todd Palin appears to have filed for divorce from former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, his wife of 31 years.

In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”

The divorce filing uses initials rather than full names, but identifies the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their only child who is a minor, Trig Palin. The filing asks for joint legal custody of the child.

Anchorage attorney Kimberlee Colbo is representing Todd Palin in the divorce. In a filing, Colbo said she would ask the court to designate the divorce confidential as it moves forward.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2019/09/09/todd-palin-files-for-divorce-from-former-alaska-governor-sarah-palin/

thoughts and prayers 🙏

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:28 (one week ago) link

he tried to register as independent but gained independence by mistake

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:51 (one week ago) link

lonely guy (riding a snow machine) just thinking baout things

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:31 (one week ago) link

First Dude UNLEASHED

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:40 (one week ago) link

Tired of her buying him guns all the time; just wanted to appreciate the guns he already had.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:45 (one week ago) link

We laugh now, but just wait until Trump replaces Pence with Todd. Then we can laugh some more, but still.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:54 (one week ago) link

Stupid-and-proud-of-it white folks may seem like a huge demographic but... large enough to elect a President?
― Exotic Flavors of the Midwest, available in corn, bacon, or beef (suzy), Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:19 PM (eight years ago) bookmarkflaglink

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:33 (one week ago) link

a more innocent time

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:35 (one week ago) link


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