Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sarah Palin's very busy ghostwriter has another Facebook post. Raise your hand if you are surprised.

After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems.

Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite.
(So creation of the EPA in 1970 has not helped to clean up our air and our water? Introducing the public school system in this country did not bring education to all American children, many of whom had never even been taught to read and write before its implementation? So the FDA has NOT helped to reduce the number of deaths caused by food poisoning in this country and made sure that our food supply is safe? And what about Social Security? Or Medicare? Are these programs that did not provide us with more "stability and security"?) It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word.

Our objections to the Democrats’ health care proposals are not mere “bickering” or “games.” They are not an attempt to “score short term political points.” And it’s hard to listen to the President lecture us not to use “scare tactics” when in the next breath he says that “more will die” if his proposals do not pass.
(Stating the facts about what will happen if we do not take action is not "scare tactics". Telling senior citizens that the program will create "death panels"? Now THAT is the very definition of "scare tactics".)

In his speech the President directly responded to concerns I’ve raised about unelected bureaucrats being given power to make decisions affecting life or death health care matters. He called these concerns “bogus,” “irresponsible,” and “a lie” -- so much for civility. After all the name-calling, though, what he did not do is respond to the arguments we’ve made, arguments even some of his own supporters have agreed have merit. (That was not "name calling". That was correcting the false impressions created by a partisan hate monger. Joe Wilson calling out "You lie" in the middle of the President's address can be characterized as "name calling". And why , oh "pretend Sarah Palin", don't you address THAT shameful act?)

In fact, after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat .... gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council -- an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs. He did not disavow his own statement that such a group, working outside of “normal political channels,” should guide decisions regarding that “huge driver of cost ... the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives....” He did not disavow the statements of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and continuing to pay his salary with taxpayer dollars proves a commitment to his beliefs. The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too. (In other words you will continue to be a crazed illogical detractor until the President validates you by responding to your ignorant and scurrilous claims? Don't hold your breath!)

It was heartening to hear the President finally recognize that tort reform is an important part of any solution. But this concession shouldn’t lead us to take our eye off the ball: the Democrats’ proposals will not reduce costs, and they will not deliver better health care. It’s this kind of “healthy skepticism of government” that truly reflects a “concern and regard for the plight of others.” We can’t wait to hear the details on that; we look forward to working with you on tort reform. (I am sorry, HOW is ex-Governor "I don't need a title" Palin going to work WITH President Obama on tort reform? Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't she just a Facebook addicted citizen now? Since when did they get a seat at the table?)

Finally, President Obama delivered an offhand applause line tonight about the cost of the War on Terror. As we approach the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and honor those who died that day and those who have died since in the War on Terror, in order to secure our freedoms, we need to remember their sacrifices and not demonize them as having had too high a price tag. (Translation: "The high cost of the war that we have paid with young American lives, should negate the billions of dollars in money borrowed from our children and grandchildren to fund it. Or is that just crazy?" By the way, which "freedoms" were secured by our invasion of Iraq?)

Remember, Mr. President, elected officials work for the people. Forcing a conclusion in order to claim a “victory” is not healthy for our country. We hear you say government isn’t always the answer; now hear us -- that’s what we’ve been saying all along. (Yeah "forcing a conclusion to claim a victory is not healthy for our country". The healthy thing to do would be to wait another year or so, and quit, like Sarah Palin did. That certainly improved the mental health of Alaskans. Of course that is because she was the source of most of the crazy up here.)

- Sarah Palin (or some facsimile there of)

(Okay it really seems to me that the ghostwriter is now trying to craft articles and posts that sound like they might have issued forth from Palin, if they got her medication adjusted just right. I believe they think she is almost ready to take a stab at writing her own Facebook notes and WSJ articles. Oooh the anticipation is killing me!)


  1. kassie6:43 AM

    It's waay to early for this double load of COUbullsh*tGH !! I need an icepack and a dark room. BTW "Facebook addicted" ... love it. And not signed Gov. Palin? hmm is somebody paying attention?

  2. Anonymous6:44 AM

    My guess for $P's ghostwriter is RAM from C4P as she's been MIA from their site for weeks now and this is right up her alley -- it's her writing style and she likes to use lots of footnotes. RAM visited $P in Alaska earlier this summer and by profession is an "Independent Writing and Editing Professional".

  3. Palin is a Corporate Lobbyist, not a Politician6:48 AM

    Technically, Sarah Palin is no longer a politician. She quit the job she was elected to do in Alaska and now is a paid virtual spokesmodel for the health insurance companies, like Betsy McCaughey was (the woman who actually coined the term "death panel"). Only difference: Betsy would show up to debate policies; Palin doesn't know anything about policy and has no debating ability, so she has to hide.

    Conceptually, $arah Palin is now just an online Facebook commercial for health insurers--like those $arahPAC ads on Google. That's her gig now.

    Think about it. Palin was elected to serve the polis of Alaska, but she quit--for this! She's a former politician working for a corporation. Let's be blunt: Sarah Palin is now a corporate lobbyist, so nothing Palin "writes" on Facebook matters.

    Why would it? She has no relationship to policy or governing. She isn't smart. And she's a paid shill, sent in to fool "the base" so that Health Insurers (in league with Murdoch) can keep their billions.

  4. oh how I love that she is getting help writing these..
    hmm, "demonize" is a Pat Buchanon word...interesting...
    I loved how you explained Palinese to us...priceless...

  5. "Independent Writing and Editing Professional" means "unemployable blowhard."

    You can tell a lot about a "writer" by what they choose to call themselves. When I got my breakthrough job at a very fine magazine, back in ye olden days, correspondence from real writing icons--famous! revered!--was typed on plain paper with their return address and phone number at upper right. Whack-a-loons favored fancy letterhead with organizational insignia, thick expensive paper studded with grammatical errors. "You want to watch out for those," my mentor warned, and in every case, he was right.

  6. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Until Sarah appears in person to defend and debate the ideas that she puts forward on her Face Book page, we have to assume that someone else wrote them for her. It is time to call her bluff.

    Attention, Sarah, come out, come out, where ever you are. You are going to have to actually speak in coherent sentences, stay on topic and discuss issues in order to prove that you write that crap. And, no fair appearing on Fox where the only pitch they throw is the soft ball. Why don't you Meet the Press this coming Sunday so we know that it's you you you. Otherwise, we just have to assume that you are making money by licensing your name.

  7. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Palin is still in a locked down DE TOX facility.

  8. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Thanks for sharing that information. I will not visit this person's FB.

    I noticed that the writer has been reading blogs; now using President and President Obama. And didn't sign as "Governor." Oh, and used "freedoms" (plural) this time.

    I think they are positioning her to be a leader in the republican party. I thought it was odd that her ghostwriter was pushing vouchers for medicare just like McCain pushed vouchers for schools.

    SP's ghostwriter reminded the President that elected officials work for the people. I would suggest that the ghostwriter do some research. What did SP do for Alaskans who elected her to work for them? That's right, when folks were hungry, she baked some cookies, called two preachers and a purse and showed up at the wrong village six weeks later with her religion. How did rural Alaskans ended up hungry and lacking fuel in Alaska, a land with abundant game, fish and fuel? Oh, what about slashing $25,000 from the Fairbanks food bank; $2M from Special Olympics Center; and the rest of the slashing she did on the 2008 budget that directly affected the people? And don't forget about those 254 aged or disabled Alaskans who died from lack of state-run services during SP's partial term. SP hired friends instead of hiring the best qualified people to perform the people's work. And she used state funds to line her own pockets. Just a tidbit, but what a hypocrite!

    Splat like a gnat.

  9. Anonymous7:26 AM

    Write Facebook and demand that they stop Palin from doing ploitics on a social network. This is a cheap way of spinning bs and they should stop the practice.

  10. Anonymous7:37 AM

    The GOP is done with her. Only the corporate interests want to use Palin's name to "rile the base." They are so easily riled. Look at the GOP leadership like Jackass Wilson from SC. Look at the man who shot the guard at the Holocaust Museum.

    They spurn decorum, protocol, education, community, etc. all in pursuit of MONEY for themselves. GOP = Give Others Profit

  11. When is her Plastic Surgery Recovery Time Over?7:39 AM

    I'm betting the results are obvious. Can't wait to see.

  12. SoCalWolfGal7:47 AM

    I agree with Palin is a Corporate Lobbyist, not a Politician, she is nothing but a commercial for big insurance companies and Murdoch's buddies to continue making billions off these poor fools who don't want health reform. Hopefully, she will will go to Hong Kong and decide to stay there, divorce Todd and marry one of Murdoch's rich friends and watch television all day. I am sure they have Taco Bells there too. Also.

  13. Agree with all posters thus far. Palin needs to speak to her FB posts. "We look forward to working with you..."??? WE?! She is off her rocker, or her ghostwriter is. I'm sure its both.

    I will rest easy when this woman gets her comeuppance. It is LONG overdue. These postings on FB are absolutely ridiculous. I tend to rant politically on FB, but I do NOT pretend that anyone actually gives a s$!t about them. It's simply more a purging so I can sleep at night.

    Palin on the other hand is using this social network as her primary platform for whatever it is she thinks she's doing without her former title. Does she really think ANYONE in DC is listening to her or taking her seriously?

    This whole thing sickens me.

  14. Anonymous7:52 AM

    Lets make sure everyone knows that she is calling for the elimination of medicare. And I don't know what insurance company will be clamoring to cover Grandma at a rate she can afford on SS and a small savings account, maybe.

    Miss Wasilla needs to tell us how much this voucher is for and where the money comes from and just how is that different from the complete freedom to choose doctors that my MIL on Medicare has now?? She makes sure that wheverevr she moves, her doctor is Harvard trained, so I have to think she has complete freedom of choice now.

    THIS is THE STORY here.

  15. Anonymous7:53 AM

    I don't know any senior willing to give up Medicare. All those town hall screamers were old people on Medicare. Either there is so much freedom they don't believe it's a gov program, or they are afraid something will happen to it.

    We need some big blog posts on the GOP wanting to eliminate Medicare.

  16. MadCityKaren7:54 AM

    "As we approach the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and honor those who died that day and those who have died since in the War on Terror, in order to secure our freedoms, we need to remember their sacrifices and not demonize them as having had too high a price tag."

    "Secure our freedoms" ... suspect that's she's blowing on about HER right to "freedom of speech", a concept that she's never comprehended to begin with (recalling during the election that she had the concept pretty much turned on its head; just what did she learn about the 1st amendment while in school for a journalism degree?). What other freedomS has she ever railed on about?

    Agree that the ghostwriter has been reading the blogs in an effort to be more convincing that Palin has developed synaptic function in that brain. Until she shows up at a debate (or is locked in a room for an hour with a pad and pencil as suggested by Mr. Dunn), she is pretty much persona non grata in the political realm.

  17. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Palin is irrelevant.

  18. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Methinks SP is not in detox, or recovering from plastic surgery. I think she's in Stepford, CT as Mr. Murdoch's guest.

  19. So let me get this straight...Palin is now quadrupling down on death panels?

    I agree with the other poster...her ghost writer had been reading the blogs...this is the first time she wrote President Obama, and did not sign her precois title...does anyone call McGreevey or Spitzer "Governor"? No

  20. Anonymous9:15 AM

    If "Sarah Palin" facebook poster had put a tenth of the amount of energy into her job as Gov of AK as "she" seems to have put into writing these posts, she may have been somewhat competent. However, we KNOW from many many sources that she did the absolute LEAST amount of "work" necessary in order to keep her title of Gov, along with the all-important salary and unjustified perks, and that work mainly consisted of showing up at signing ceremonies and having undeserved accolades bestowed upon her.

    There is abso&^#@ing-lutely NO WAY that the same person who slacked her way through mayor of Wasilla and Gov of AK cush jobs had anything whatsoever to do with writing those entries in facebook or at the WSJ, and anyone who thinks otherwise is not looking at the evidence of the history of this woman to do the bare minimum amount of work, all the while wanting all the gullible people to think she is truly "gifted".

    I would SOOOOO like to see this woman's college transcripts and some sample term papers she turned in as her own work--I am convinced that she had to have plagiarized her way through college to get a degree. Seriously. She went to college in the days before plagiarizer software (used by professors to catch the guilty) was invented, but I do believe you could still BUY term papers through regular mail at the time.

    BTW I do not think she is the ONLY one who has ever lied and cheated her way through life--oh so many "successful" people and politicians probably have done so, however, in her case, she is asking people to take her seriously, as if she is thinking all these policy thoughts and as if she has actual points that she could defend, in, say, a debate. Like GWBush before her, I believe she would need a little bud attached to her ear and hidden in her suit jacket in order for her to answer coherently to any questions put to her as followup to her latest "writings".

    I would like to opine that YOU ARE A FRAUD SARAH PALIN, and if you TRULY thought that "Trig" was the best thing to ever happen to your family, then why don't you spend your energy on HIM, and on helping other Americans whose teenage daughters unexpectedly had babies with genetic difficulties to obtain the HEALTH COVERAGE they so deperately need in order to develop to their full potential??!!!

    I would so turn my opinion of you around if you were to spend your energy doing anything remotely close to what I've just stated, but I seriouly doubt that you could ever get your own incredibly huge EGO out of your naughty monkey shoes longer enough for you to use your "talent" in ways that could actually help your fellow Americans rather than using it as a hateful and snarling and smarmy tearing down of what the majority of reasonable people in this country think is a moral imperative: universal healthcare for ALL.

  21. crystalwolf aka caligrl9:29 AM

    RAM could be writing this one...the readability was 47 and it was grade 8. But the opt ed one was not written by RAM. Its readability was 27 and 10 grade. Same as the "Cap & trade".

    Gryphen I was surprised you didn't pick up on "elected officials work for the people."
    like she, when GINO ever worked for the people, what a laugh! Right there that shows she didn't write that, one of her worshipers, probably RAM!

  22. "Palin is still in a locked down DE TOX facility."

    Or DE FOX facility...

    She is NOBODY. Pay no attention. that will make her scream like a 4 year old.

  23. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Palin is a Corporate Lobbyist, not a Politician,

    Well said. When will the FEC call her on what she is doing?

    As long as she is playing with the politician part there are people who believe her. They send money for a candidate that most people can see is a front to take in donations. Can a pet rat run for office if he has a PAC? It doesn't seem you need any other qualifications to be a politician. Sarah Palin lowers the bar on everything she touches.

    I'd like to see her proud of her real job as a corporate lobbyist and acknowledge the fact. A corporate lobbyist who uses ghost writers. I don't think there is anyone who can rearrange her hard drive to look like a policy wonk politician. If they ever think she is prepared to show up in public, not counting secret speeches or Roger Ailes programming, she will self destruct within seconds.

  24. I love Shanny Moore but I could not stand reading her blog today. She said "Palin responds." Alright, it is signed Sarah Palin and she left off the governor. Now that someone has positioned Palin to be taking on President Obama, she can drop the governor.

    Does Shannyn think she writes the new material?

    Are we to believe that Sarah is capable of taking on our President and he is responding to her alone?

    This is making me sick.

    I don't care if people use ghost writers. This is more than using ghost writers. They are selling Sarah Palin as if she a legendary crusader, a walking encyclopedia and the family value wife and mother like us and the good people want to follow her.

    This current hoax makes baby gates look small. Our whole country is engaging in this conversation with a Sarah Palin that has taken up the President's challenge and she responds with ideas and policy. She whips up columns in no time and the media is frothing at the mouth with her brillance. Proving she is more than equal to President Obama because she can produce so much in so little time.

    There was someone behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz. In the Palin story we haven't seen a curtain. It's all virtual. Even in the virtual version no Sarah is behind the curtain. It's empty.

    No one should promote the myth of Palin responding or writing. Can someone talk to Shannyn?

  25. We already went through the bullshit 'Tort Reform' when Bush was President. We do NOT need tort reform.
    The only people who want it are big business.
    Tort Reform screwed me out of 15% of my nerves functioning in my neck for the great low price of $3,000.00! That's right folks! If you get hurt on the job, you HAVE to go to the companies Doctor, no choice! And then when it comes time for a diagnosis, you won't get one!
    BTW, I also lost my job because of it.

  26. Hi Gryphen,
    I just wanted to say I'm totally creeped out by the worshipful sarahpac image all over your site. That plus the missing Audrey. Just sayin'

  27. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Sarah Palin has a ghost writer. She is using this ghost writer for talking points so that she can study these issues and remember them by rote in time for the next election. Everyone who has heard her speak knows that her language skills is jabberwocky. As Sarah's ghost writer responds to present issues of our time, Skeezy Sarah is in study hall memorizing the ghost writers' responses. But remember one thing, you will always be nothing more than a tricker and liar.

  28. Anonymous9:39 PM

    @dkw, the media think Palin is a big fat joke. They keep her around because they need "conflict" to sell TV. It's their form of political theater or political pornography, if you will.

  29. Anonymous11:06 PM

    Shannyn states quite clearly "I write about her now because of who she represents — very dangerous people."Far from promoting the myth I think she is exposing it for what it is.

  30. Anonymous2:12 PM

    I know for a fact the ghostwriter of Palin's book is Lynn Vincent. She was the managing editor of the wingnut evangelical blog published by World Magazine. She is an unapologetic partisan and very wingnutty. Now, she well could have written the WSJ op-ed piece for Palin. Lynn is a decent writer. Not sure about the FB stuff. I don't follow Sarah there. Just here!


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