Friday, November 18, 2011

Palin continues in her attempt to reinvent herself as a knowledgeable political pundit, sadly we know her all too well.

"Yes I did too write this editorial! See here is the original rough draft on my palm!"
This article showed up today in the Wall Street Journal, ostensibly written by Palin, and touting the new book by her "foreign-policy adviser Peter Schwiezer.  However you only have to examine a small sampling to quickly realize that virtually NONE of it originated from the grizzled brain of Palin.

The money-making opportunities for politicians are myriad, and Mr. Schweizer details the most lucrative methods: accepting sweetheart gifts of IPO stock from companies seeking to influence legislation, practicing insider trading with nonpublic government information, earmarking projects that benefit personal real estate holdings, and even subtly extorting campaign donations through the threat of legislation unfavorable to an industry. The list goes on and on, and it's sickening. 

Astonishingly, none of this is technically illegal, at least not for Congress. Members of Congress exempt themselves from the laws they apply to the rest of us. That includes laws that protect whistleblowers (nothing prevents members of Congress from retaliating against staffers who shine light on corruption) and Freedom of Information Act requests (it's easier to get classified documents from the CIA than from a congressional office). 

The corruption isn't confined to one political party or just a few bad apples. It's an endemic problem encompassing leadership on both sides of the aisle. It's an entire system of public servants feathering their own nests.

"Myriad?" "An endemic problem?" Please, none of that is reflective of how Palin thinks, or talks, or writes. (My belief is that Schweizer himself actually wrote that for her and then allowed her to sign her name to it.)

You only have to watch her stumble through one of her "interviews," clinging to a few talking points like a drowning woman trying to stay afloat in a sea of complicated information, to realize that she is the intellectual equivalent of a third grade child. (And don't forget, she uses a teleprompter to help with those interviews, and can STILL barely navigate them.)

Of course it makes sense for Palin to hide behind ghostwritten editorials as a way to pump up her political pundit street cred, because the written word does not always reveal the hand which wrote it. So of course that COULD work....except we actually DO know how Palin writes.  As revealed in this famous op-ed, which Palin fired of in response to a perceived slam against her father. (Though in fact it was a criticism of Lisa Murkowski that Palin conceitedly believed was aimed at her. After all, wasn't EVERYTHING about her?)

You can read the entire thing by clicking the link up above, but here is a small sampling just to give you an idea of what I am talking about:

‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Great question! I see that I got a “thumbs down” on the Anchorage Daily News Sunday scoreboard with an accompanying insinuation that may not have the appropriate dad to allow me a particular public service role. Maybe the ADN should interview us wanna be’s (or has-beens!) and find out who are our daddies? Binkley’s, Hood’s and Palin’s. It may shed light on how we’ve come to do what we do. 

I’ve always said my parents are much too smart and way too nice to be in politics. My dad is not rich or famous or powerful. He’s more than that. My dad is Mr. Heath... schoolteacher extraordinaire. He came north in ‘64 to teach in Skagway. Forty years later he still subs in our district because his gift is connecting with Alaska’s young people. 

More often than not when people out here in the real world run into me they don’t say, “Oh, so you’re Alaska’s Oil and Gas Commissioner? Or, “Oh yeah, you ware that mayor.” Nope. They say, “So you’re Mr. Heath’s daughter? Cool! He’s my favorite teacher of all time!” I wouldn’t wish it any other way. 

Want more? Okey, dokey.

I’m thankful for all my dad taught me and allowed me to do. I’m glad he dragged my butt out of bed early, early autumn mornings to hunt ducks with him before cross-country running practice. He taught me to bag a caribou, fillet a fish, dig buckets of darns, and find the plumpest blueberries. He wouldn’t put up with my wimpy reasons why I couldn’t thaw frozen fish egg bait in my mouth, like he does, when ice fishing. But he did understand when I looked up at him quizzically once upon his request to “please hold those” while he searched for something to put our freshly butchered moose’s eyeballs in so his students could observe them later that day. He graciously understood, and I didn’t have to hold those ungulate’s warm parts that morning in the alders.

Do you want to know the REALLY pathetic part? I understand that Palin solicited help to write even that brain numbing opinion piece! 

Like I said, she can TRY to fool people into believing she is this wise stateswoman, with well researched opinions on a variety of topics, but WE know better.

Essentially she is doing what she has ALWAYS done, which is to find an issue or policy that is the creation or discovery of somebody else, and parasitically attach her name to it in order to leach off the reflected glory.

The sad thing about this is that Mr. Schweizer's book, and opinions, actually have merit, and deserve to be examined by serious journalists and read by the American public at large.  However by allowing Snowdrift Snooki to attach her name to his work, he is in danger of having it dismissed out of hand, or trivialized to the point that NOBODY will take it, or him, seriously.

And it certainly does not help that Palin herself is also guilty of the very same type of corruption, that Schweizer is pointedly addressing in his book. Remember this idea of Palin being a un-corruptable, and leaving office with clean hands, is purely a creation of Palin herself and not reflective of the facts.

Just when will people at long last learn that Sarah Palin essentially destroys everything that she touches?

(By the way for those wondering WHY this needs to be addressed, it is simply because Palin seems to be trying to gain credibility in order to inject herself into the 2012 political process. And considering the damage she did during the 2010 election cycle I think it behooves us to point out the falsity of her qualifications to be taken seriously by the media as often as the opportunity presents itself.)


  1. Does this Peter Schweitzer know or care that as governor Sarah was found GUILTY of ethics violation which included abuse of power and creating an illegal legal fund????

    Sarah should be the last person to be exploiting this issue, with Dairygate, house gate, kids travel gate, etc.

    Pot, meet kettle. Ugh

  2. A J Billings7:45 AM

    One more of Paylin's desperate efforts to remind the bots, secessionists, and skinheads about her status as their goddess.

    She's the only savior of the holy land that god so blessed, he who, with shots and bells put out a mandation and rode through the night proclaiming freedom from all them brown and black peoples.

    $ister $arah is my one true god, that I worship when I awake, and I pray to her every day. My rosary beads have her picture on them, and
    without her, life has no meaning.

    Her children are holy beings, and so is Tawd, Chuckie, and Sally.

    Each time I read C$P I cry because OUR $aray won't run for President so we can save our great nation from them blacks, browns, libs, hippies, and assorted trashy people that aren't white good christians

    you betcha

  3. laprofesora7:55 AM

    Oh, Sawah, Sawah, Sawah, when will you figure out that we're just not that into you? I know, you think you deserve the spotlight. And in the past when you wanted attention you just ratcheted up the hateful rhetoric. But after an attempted assassination of the POTUS, Gabby and Mark's interview, and the violence against OWS, your hatefulness seems terribly inappropriate and in very poor taste. So just go away, stop embarrassing yourself, and let the grown-ups try to fix the country. You are poison and even the right wing nutjobs know it.

  4. She's desperately trying to stay relevant and the people who live off the Palin land are as well. Only when the cash cow dries up will she dissolve into obscurity.

  5. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Sarah who?

  6. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Okay, it is time -- it is past time -- that this vampire was staked once and for all. Buffy! Where are you when we need you?

    Seriously. Fred needs to get his book out ASAP. The moms who know she had a tubal need to get a website or blog up (they can make it anonymous if they're still frightened). If Shailey's writing a book about her time with Tawd and his nefarious doings, that needs to get out there soon.

    Despite the fact that she's not running for Prez, it's obvious that more attention needs to be drawn to the lying, grifting Palin clan, especially Sarah, to keep her from being taken seriously in American politics.

  7. Anonymous8:21 AM

    So true Gryphen.

    Palin is like a smear of dog shit on a lug-sole shoe.

  8. The WSJ editorial page was at one time a great example a rational conservative thought. Publishing this rubbish by the half term governor personifies the decline of the conservative movement into the nothingness that it has become.

  9. laprofesora8:29 AM

    PS Is Sawah offering to bring the rope to hang the guy charged with an assassination attempt? Hmmm, thought not.

  10. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Mr Big talks Mr President

  11. Anonymous8:43 AM

    "clinging to a few talking points like a drowning woman trying to stay afloat in a sea of complicated information"

    Excellent description!

  12. Mama99r8:44 AM

    Well, flabber me gasted. She appreciates that Daddy didn't make her hold the ungulate's eyeballs? Some people are inspired by this?

    Let me be clear that I feel very uncomfortable when people call Palin a skinny ol' skank with a dead badger for a hairpiece, while the Puffy Twins, Newt and Ailes, or the drunk Texans and homophobes get a respectful review of their policies. But this bizarre Alaskan lifeform confounds me. How does she dare show her face outside Wasilla any more? What plan do the cynical rich have that they keep her in the news? How dumb is the populace-- no, wait, please don't answer that, I'm depressed enough for the day.

  13. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Aside from the fact that Palin obviously has mommy issues......

    It may not be illegal to collect per diem payments from taxpayers for living in your own home;
    or using hardworking constituent's money to flying your daughter to New York (Park Ave Hotel) to experience an MTV taping ....

  14. Thomas Tenison, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said of Francis Bacon in 1679:

    “And those who have true skill in the Works of the Lord Verulam, like great Masters in Painting, can tell by the Design, the Strength, the way of colouring, whether he was the Author of this or the other Piece, though his Name be not to it.”

    Sarah doesn't know how transparent she is. You're right, Gryphen! The person who uses words like "refudiate" wouldn't know to use words like "myriad," or "endemic." Hoping Fred's book will send her into hiding again, or, better yet, shine the Light of Truth on her SO brightly that she follows the Kardashians down the Memory Hole ...

  15. Gasman8:55 AM

    Palin is a fucking moron. No way in hell she used the word "endemic." Palin thinks "endemic" is a relief from constipation.

    Can't you folks up in Alaska just put this ignorant buffoon on an ice floe already?

  16. Anonymous8:58 AM

    She is a vampire.

    Poor guy doesn't realize what a parasite she is.

    She will suck all the energy and juice out of this and push the writer under the bus.

    She attatches herself like a deer tick, and drops off when she has enough, leaving him infected.

  17. imnofred9:03 AM

    Truly amazing. She continues to act like she is a pure as a freshly fallen snowflake and that she has NEVER participated in ANY of the activities that she has accused others of doing. Wow!!

  18. Why does a private citizen need a "foreign policy advisor?"

  19. As Olbermann has said repeatedly, for years now, "This woman is an idiot" !!

  20. Anonymous9:06 AM

    You are so right about knowing her all too well - She who can't put a proper sentence together could have never written that. However, she is using the right of free speech that she hates any of the rest of the world to exercise.

    Kudos to 8:21 AM and laprofessora. But then hypocrisy is so Palin isn't it.

  21. Didn't she hire lobbyists as mayor of Wasilla, in order to get earmark funds? Why yes she did.

    And don't lobbyists unduly influence congress for some mayor's benefit if paid to do so? Why yes!

  22. Anonymous9:12 AM

    What a huge,heaping pile of excrement that was unloaded on WSJ pretending to be written by the English-challenged (big-time!) moron from Alaska. Honestly now, how can anyone in their right mind believe that. Oopsie, I forgot. The equally mentally-challenged, pathetic, drooling acolytes of their rilly stupid "leader". Oh yeah, that dipstick.

  23. Thanks a fucking ton, Gryph. After reading the "dad" thing I puked up my beautiful chocolate chip, cream cheese, coconut scone on the Middle Way's floor. I was looking forward ALL WEEK to that scone. Oh, well....less calories to run off.
    Can we just get this Babygate shit proven, already, so the Palin/Heaths will just GO THE FEK AWAY?!?!? will all seem like just a bad surreal dream.....

  24. Anonymous9:26 AM

    There is no way Sarah wrote this WSJ piece. She can't even put a logical thought together. Remember this vomit from the 2008 Couric interview?

    COURIC: "Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families, who are struggling with healthcare, housing, gas and groceries, allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?
    PALIN: That's why I say, I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the tax payers looking to bail out, but ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping tho— it's got to be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track, so healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as— competitive— scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that."

  25. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Andrew Sullivan won an award from the Kennedy School of Government and gave a speech on Conservatism there last night (I think you can find it on their site) in which he refers to the supposed fifth child of SP and how hard it is to be taken seriously when facts about such things are being discussed in the mainstream.
    He said all this to a room full of Harvard academics and government students. It was a great speech, and worth watching on its own merits. But also great to hear that some watchdogs aren't asleep, if SP ever decides to reenter the arena.

    And, yes,it's very, very odd the way SP refers to her father, his tough treatment of her, and her lack of reference to her siblings or her mother in all of this. An odd family dynamic. Was she always her father's "princess," and where did that leave the rest of the Heaths?

  26. Anonymous9:40 AM

    The facade fell apart at "her" (proper) use of "myriad."

  27. The only Palin news I'm interested in reading anymore is proof that she did not give birth on April 18, 2008. Please post that soon.

  28. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Sorry to say but those of us who did not feel inclined to breathe a big sigh of relief when she announced she wasn't running were right. This woman is not done, she will not go away until ALL her lies are laid bare for the American public.

    Exposing her is the only way we will ever shut her up.

  29. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Chuckie dragging her butt around the bedroom is an interesting image. Sometimes her choices of words are really suggestive or is it just more subliminal sexual references that leaves me wondering what really went on in that house she grew up in.

  30. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Sarah Palin writing for the WSJ? Holy Toledo, Batman! Bring on the end-of-days--it's time. This hypocrisy is absolutely sickening, and the folks at the WSJ must be fools to think "In what respect Charlie?" Palin could write with such depth and intelligence.

  31. UK Reader10:07 AM

    Clearly Palin is going to continue to use every opportunity available to put herself in front of the American public, and continue to spread her poison in the American body politic unless she's stopped.

    It is tragic that there are people who know enough about this woman's secrets to stop her, but who refuse to do so unless she runs for president. Palin can, and will, still do a great deal of harm to America even if she never formally runs for president -- and I wish someone would finally do the patriotic thing and take her down.

    It's wrong to let this pathological woman have a public platform; it's wrong that the media enables her, and it's wrong that people who know enough to stop her don't. I know that fear of retaliation holds people back, but it's still wrong. How many more Gabby Giffords will it take before we take a moral stand and truly fight back against these hate-mongering bullies of the far right?

  32. Funny and pathetic thought that Sarah needed help to write 'Who's Your Daddy?'. I love how the essay gives insight into both her writing skills and her pathology. Excellent post, Gryphen!

    I read an article recently about Schweizer writing some of her facebook posts. This new op-ed is the sweetest backscratching deal ever! Schweizer ghostwrites an op-ed promoting his own book and Sarah takes credit. It boosts her credentials and PAC donations so she can continue to pay his $10-15K consultant's fee to provide talking points she can spout on Fox. The op-ed was conveniently published AFTER her regular round of Fox interviews to avoid revealing she has no in-depth comprehension of the piece. And any day now, we'll probably see a SarahPAC fundraising letter--focused on congressional corruption, of course.

  33. Hi Sarah, Welcome Back!

    Quick question, Where's Trigs Birth Certificate?

  34. Anonymous10:16 AM

    ...The video concluded with the obligatory Sarah Palin attack on Obama. Sarah Palin was reading that entire answer off of her teleprompter. Only a person who was reading an answer could possibly mistake free market for free minute. She immediately corrected herself, but unless she had a commercial for a long distance carrier lined up for immediately after her Hannity appearance, Palin was reading her answer.

    It is absurd that Sarah Palin claimed the Occupy Wall Street protesters are ill informed, while she was reading her statements off of a teleprompter. Back in December of 2010 we first uncovered photographic evidence of Palin using a teleprompter in her Alaska home studio, which was built for her Fox News appearances. In June of this year, Palin’s own emails confirmed that she has to use a teleprompter for her television appearances. Also in June, Palin made an appearance on Fox News Sunday where her teleprompter was clearly visible.

    Sarah Palin thinks that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are ill informed, but she didn’t know enough about the movement to be able to answer a spoon fed question without her teleprompter. Fox News is doing their best to keep their million dollar a year investment in Palin relevant, but she has sunk to below joke level. Palin was literally reading the RNC talking points off of her teleprompter, and she couldn’t even get that right.

    No matter how much her dwindling base of support tries to revive her as a presence, Sarah Palin is nothing more than comic relief for the political world.

  35. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Her dropping out of the GOP race has slowed down some of the bloggers, but there are issues where Palin has been as bad as those inside the beltway at grazing at the government trough. A fiscal conservative Palin is not. Ethical behavior is not a Palin virtue. She is as dirty as most of the others and I wish we could uncover more of her unethical transactions.

  36. Anonymous10:24 AM

    I have to question how sincere this Peter Schweitzer is.
    Perhaps he is into doing the same thing as Sarah--taking advantage of the anger Americans have towards congress and the very wealthy. Because really, how could he not know what a fraud Sarah is? He must.
    He isn't very bright if he is actually letting her sign her name to his writings. He is a fraud as well because obviously he is doing it for the money.
    These people make me sick to my stomach.
    It seems like another way to scam money from her delusional base of supporters.

    By the way, where has Joe McGinniss been? I've been a bit concerned about him. And Freds book? Is it dead,
    Thanks for your writings.

  37. Anonymous10:24 AM

    "Why does a private citizen need a "foreign policy advisor?"


  38. Anonymous10:27 AM

    wow, desperately seeking her father’s approval at 48-yrs-old

    sad. damaged. sarah.

  39. Jeanabella10:30 AM

    Palin still works for Murdoch and Murdoch still owns WSJ

    Her Foreign policy guy who probably wrote the oped and who wrote the book she refers to, was on 60 min. Sunday taking about the book and "corrupt" crony capitalism.
    This is all about selling books and scratching each others back.
    She has to be exposed.
    Everyone's waiting for the hoax to be exposed.
    Let's not wait 30 yrs like the liar who is now coming forward to LA police about the death of Natalie Wood.
    he's got a book coming out, surprise.

  40. Anonymous10:35 AM

    You are totally correct in your effort to keep shining a light on this piece of trash.

    There is a very small percent of people who are angry that there are no GOOD republican candidates. They would drink in all the poisonous vile that Payme would spew if she gets the chance. The murmurings of violence against the President last election will come bubbling bk with a vengeance.

    She is still a danger to our society.

  41. Anonymous11:03 AM

    And her fanclub thinks it's so endearing that she writes so differently from the way she speaks!! Endearing? I think the normal thinking person's conclusion would be more than a bit suspicious. But it shows that you could tell them anything about her and they would just keep smiling dumbly and supporting her. yup, yup, yup. Idiots.

  42. Anonymous11:10 AM

    She will forever try to be relevant...what else does she really have going for her right now?

    Gryphen...give us another sampling of a chapter of Fred's book please!
    That will give the no-nothing IDIOT a pause for a day or two.
    We need an update and SOON.

  43. Anonymous11:24 AM

    She is definatly running for POTUS. How she figures she can sneak in after all the Republicans debate and get picked off?

    Murdoch continues to back her. Why not? What has he got to lose.

    So his paper the Wall Street Journal features her foreign analysts writing as her own. LOL.

  44. Anonymous11:34 AM

    You're right, 10:07.

    People who know things need to have the integrity to step forward. So few with true courage anymore.

    I am not in their shoes, so it is easy for me to talk, but can't some people band together and come out of the shadows that way if it makes it easier?

    I am not speaking to you Gryphen, I am speaking to those who are around this woman all the time and know ALL of her secrets.


  45. Anonymous11:45 AM

    I wonder why Sarah has appeared after a long silence.
    1. She should not be writing about politicians who cash in since she is the text book example of trying to making money while in office. When he legal defense fund was found to be illegal, she quit. What was waiting for Sarah were financial offers that meant making far more money than that stuffy old restrictive governor job.
    2. Sarah should not be bragging about her father, the teacher extraordinaire. The Penn State scandal reminds us that when Chuck was a teacher, sexual abuse in another class was reported to his pal, the principal of the school. The principal did nothing about the sexual abuse report, for which he was removed by the school board. Chuck responded by making sure that the people on the school board would pay for that action. A woman on the board was the subject of Chuck Heath's attacks-- all for removing a principal who did not respond to charges of sex abuse.
    (The PS to that story is that a loan between Chuck and the principal was forgiven, and that windfall seems to have ended up as the Palin's stake in building their first lake house).
    3. Sarah accused Obama's control of the lamestream media with distracting us by focusing on the flubs and gaffs that the candidates have made. Sarah dismissed the gaffs are unimportant. No, Sarah, no! Your gaffs defined you and let people know how little you knew. (In what regard, Charlie? Any and all of them).
    4.There are computer programs which can identify the source of writing. I have a sneaky feeling that if we ran a few pages of Peter Schweitzer's book and Sarah's op ed piece through the mechanism, we would find a match. The reason that Sarah could not possibly have written the op ed piece is because she cannot speak in coherent sentences. Even when she is reading from her teleprompter, she still does not make sense. Sarah is incapable of writing the WSJ piece.
    5. We do have to compliment Sarah's choice of exactly the same color yellow-green jacket as the one worn by Giffords for her interview. Giffords still resents having been targeted. Sarah would be better off letting the matter go than to keep on defending herself. Giffords will always win.

  46. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Speaking of Sarah Palin, Shailey Tripp is doing it! She's taking on the Anchorage Police Department!
    Yay! You go, Shailey!

    Ha! It's coming! Hope Sarah's ready. Shailey is going to PROVE that she was Todd's mistress and that the Anchorage police have covered it up.

  47. Anonymous12:37 PM

    @10:30 AM

    Just because someone waits decades to report a crime doesn't automatically make them a liar. A lot of rape victims never report the rape. If a rape victim waits 30 years to report the crime, does that make them all liars?

    So what if the guy has a book coming out?

  48. Anonymous12:52 PM

    "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

  49. ManxMamma1:25 PM

    Anon 12:37 Are you serious?!!! Equating a victim with a participant? God help you.

  50. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Sorry Princess Dumbass, the media is not in to you anymore. They have a new crop of idiots to fawn over..Herb, Crazy Bachmann & your dumbass friend Perry.

  51. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Palin writes (supposedly): "it's easier to get classified documents from the CIA than from a congressional office." Apparently it's easier to get something from the CIA than Alaska's governor, for whose documents we have been waiting for several years. Hypocrisy thy name is Palin. Sheesh.

  52. Anon@8:21, I totally agree that we need Buffy.

  53. Anonymous2:16 PM

    A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent.

    Just in case anyone in particular is watching this blog. Or that blog. Or all of 'em.

  54. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Didn't it come out somewhere during the past three years and Palin's Daddy, Heath, didn't like the kids wearing underpants to bed? And, she said he dragged her butt out of bed? Amazing!!

  55. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Is it possible for the 2012 GOPers to get any stupider than Brain Freeze Perry, Batshit Bachmann and "Herb" Cain? Only if Sarah Palin gets in. Then the real fun starts. Just not enough popcorn in the world!

  56. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Karen: "Why does a private citizen need a foreign policy advisor?" Answer: Shhh, don't let the Pbots hear this. Sarah is just pretending she has a foreign policy advisor so her worshippers will think she's still running...someday..and continue to send money.

  57. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Karen: "Why does a private citizen need a foreign policy advisor?" Answer: Shhh, don't let the Pbots hear this. Sarah is just pretending she has a foreign policy advisor so her worshippers will think she's still running...someday..and continue to send money.

  58. justforpostin3:06 PM

    I am going to post the link to her "real" writing style everywhere that I possibly can. I am so sickened by the people that think she could actually pen this.

  59. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Yeeesss!!! You're keeping the pressure on Sarah, Gryphen.

    You've got help from the new The Palin Place blogspot, too!

    Fred, get that book out soon!!!

    IM'ers sign Shailey's petition!

    Ha! We didn't retreat Sarah, we are just reloading!!

  60. Martha again3:38 PM

    Anybody who reads the WSJ will know that Sarah Palin didn't write that thing. And anybody who just loves Sarah and tries to read the article won't understand it anyway.

  61. Anonymous3:49 PM

    On a more shallow note, what has the Good Sister does to her eyes?


    and before:


    Has she had a brow lift, or is the skin pulled back under her wig?

  62. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Another book? Money must be getting tight, didn't she have a new book just a few months ago?

  63. Cracklin' Charlie5:47 PM

    UK Reader

    I was going to post a comment, and then I read yours. You have expressed my thoughts exactly.

  64. Anonymous7:32 PM

    I also, too, liked her "full disclosure" caveat about the guy who rilly did the writin part of what she claimed she wrote.

    That's called "Really Classy" in Journalism 101, which she (allegedly) copleted in her sixth year of masticulating Collage.

    Gee, Grypen, with Thanksgiving coming up, perhaps you could have added her turkey slaughter speech, so new visitor could see how she really speaks vs the writer's voice in this self book promoting opinion piece.

    Please, Fred, get this book out soon. This woman is up to something and needs a reminder that people know what she thinks she's hidden all along.

  65. Anonymous9:41 PM

    Sarah's a real drag on the mood of America. She does not offer one thing. Nothing. She doesn't aid people, doesn't hold a job that provides a service to others. Her energy is never used to helping out others. She just gets her nails done, her hair done, shops for clothes so she can look her best for the camera. Greta or Sean must just call her up to prepare her for her infrequent 10 minute interview. They do all the talking, lay all the details of the
    topic of discussion on the table, and she parrots what they say, adding a few of her same old quips to it.

    Her talk and words are discouraging. She criticizes the President and pretty much every group of human beings that are addressed by Greta or Sean. She never edifies, never encourages, doesn't find any good in ANYTHING. She doesn't do what she preaches others to do. She tells viewers what they should do, how they should see things, see things just like she sees them.

    How does she live with herself? Has she ever walked into a hospital and visited the sick, visited the prisons, brought encouragement and involved her time and energy on creating new efficient ways to help moms of disabled children? Has she ever volunteered her time, rolled up her sleeves and worked at a shelter? Scrubbing floors, changing linens, bringing food, relieving those less fortunate than her?

    Does her job that helped her become a millionnaire generate change for the good? Why hasn't she accepted any more invitations from Franklin Graham? Why doesn't she live a more sheltered life and offer herself for others and just retire, enjoy her family and share her blessings?

    The results of SP's job as "contributor" and "political pundit" show a big ZERO in the big scheme of things. At the end of Sarah's day, hatred and riling up the public is the only thing that she produces.

  66. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Hey Palin: That campy, folksy bullshit tactic of writing on your palm as a matter of identifying with your anueploidic ilk lost its novelty long ago...get a new shtick.

  67. Ratfish10:56 PM

    There she goes again. Being a divisive hypocrite. Here's what Alaskans think.

    Palin hangover: Ex-governor lambasts rich politicians, but what about herself?

    Finally former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found a subject on which she can truly comment as an expert, the profits to be made in politics in America today.

    This is how she (or her ghost writer) sums up things in The Wall Street Journal:

    How do politicians who arrive in Washington, D.C. as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires? How do they miraculously accumulate wealth at a rate faster than the rest of us? How do politicians' stock portfolios outperform even the best hedge-fund managers'?

    Politicians have stock portfolios that outperform those of the best hedge-fund managers? What happened to that "crony capitalism" stuff Palin was worrying about? Isn't the problem with men and women of modest means getting rich in D.C. related to the fact that politicians play the system and not the stock market?

    Is the stock market how Palin made her millions? Nope, she played the system.

    She's right in her underlying criticism that the "service'' has gone out of "public service'' in the good, old U.S. But she's way too narrow in limiting the problem to D.C.

    How do politicians who arrive in Juneau, Alaska, as women of modest means leave as millionaires?

    Well, let's see: They use their beauty-pageant-trained charms on some old, white-guy conservatives who convince an only-slight-short-of-wholly-whacked-out U.S. senator from Arizona to pick her as his vice-presidential running mate in a failed bid for the presidency. And then she goes on the campaign trail to endear herself to a certain segment of America that really hates the black guy whose been "pallin' around with terrorists.'' All of which builds her a political base to pay to watch her nonsensical mumblings on Fox News and buy a who-cares book.

    So she quits as Alaska governor and makes millions doing exactly what?


    "How do they (those damn politicians) miraculously accumulate wealth at a rate faster than the rest of us?'' Palin asks.

    How do you, Sarah Palin, miraculously accumulate wealth at a rate faster than the rest of us?


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