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3

Gov. Moose Eater steps down




Posted at 22:13 by Brad

She didn’t even finish out her first term as Alaska’s governor. K-Lo, amazingly, thinks this shows she’s more fit than ever to be president:

Mother Palin [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Who knows all the reasons — Todd and Sarah Palin, presumably fully understand.

Listening to her, it seems like this is a combination of stepping back and moving forward. Stepping back, because it’s way too overwhelming to be Sarah Palin, political phenom, Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, and Sarah Palin, wife and mother. I don’t know that anyone can fulfill all those roles well, simultaneously. And we’re unrealistic, I think, when we assume people can or should.

One reservation I’ve always had about Sarah Palin has to do with her family. If she is stepping down because of what politics has done to her family, because of something in her family life she doesn’t want to see as David Letterman fodder, because it’s impossible to be governor, a star, and a mom to an infant … this is good. It demonstrates good judgment and priorities.

Uh, well gee. Barack Obama is somehow able to be a political phenomenon, a father and husband and the president of the freaking United States. We don’t elect people because they aren’t able to multitask, K-Lo.


UPDATE: This is not a normal person:

I thought that she still had a shot to win the GOP nomination before watching the video. Then I watched the video. Mitt Romney is popping champagne as we speak.


UPDATE II: K-Lo has been reduced to sad blubbering. Look at this:

Gerry Seib’s Romney Time Timing Is Better Then He Knew?

Keep her away from the sharp objects, someone!


UPDATE III: The nail in the coffin — Bill Kristol thinks this was strategic brilliance:

Kristol: A Contrarian Take

If Palin wants to run in 2012, why not do exactly what she announced today? It’s an enormous gamble – but it could be a shrewd one.

After all, she’s freeing herself from the duties of the governorship. Now she can do her book, give speeches, travel the country and the world, campaign for others, meet people, get more educated on the issues – and without being criticized for neglecting her duties in Alaska. I suppose she’ll take a hit for leaving the governorship early – but how much of one? She’s probably accomplished most of what she was going to get done as governor, and is leaving a sympatico lieutenant governor in charge.

And haven’t conservatives been lamenting the lack of a national leader? Well, now she’ll try to be that. She may not succeed. Everything rests on her talents, and on her performance. She’ll be under intense and hostile scrutiny, and she’ll have to perform well.

All in all, it’s going to be a high-wire act. The odds are against her pulling it off. But I wouldn’t bet against it.

Posted by William Kristol on July 3, 2009 05:06 PM | Permalink


UPDATE IV: It just occurred to me that these things always occur in threes. So who’s next? Bobby Jindal, do you have a lobster fetish we should know about?

403 Comments »

  1. Jennifer said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:19

    Now she gets to join the ranks of Shelley Long, David Caruso, and Sherry Stringfellow in the “bad career moves” club.

  2. Rusty Shackleford said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:21

    …it’s impossible to be governor, a star, and a mom to an infant …

    So she’s running for president.

  3. Stephen said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:23

    When I saw in the headlines that she was resigning, I was really hoping it was the endpoint of a career-killing political scandal. Oh well.

  4. The Truthful Problem With In-Laws said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:26

    Running for President with 4 years to go? Maybe, but it’s also possible there’s backwash from her problems with either the local nepotism she indulges in, or her relations with the GOP in general, and she’s resigning to set up her own independent movement now, whilst she’s got the time to do it and make a clean break.

    But hey… remember how “Mr GOP/The Truth” etc was just recently telling us how Sarah Palin was one of the Republican’s best hopes? And now it turns out she can’t even finish one term as a Senator before resigning. That thar is some serious political POWAH!

  5. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:26

    When I saw in the headlines that she was resigning, I was really hoping it was the endpoint of a career-killing political scandal. Oh well.

    There’s something going on. She was out of breath and more incoherent than usual. She was also rambling on and on about people who were out to get her…I think there’s something coming down the pike.

    And I am rubbing my hands together in glee and anticipation.

  6. ignatov said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:27

    “I was really hoping it was the endpoint of a career-killing political scandal”

    There’s something we don’t know yet. No one would just quit. Makes no sense.

  7. Incontinentia Buttocks said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:28

    I know that K-Lo has mad cognitive-dissonance-overcoming skillz, but how does she square her sense that Sarah Palin really cannot be expected to function as Governor of Alaska with her belief seven months ago that this woman was fit to be VP of the United States?

  8. ignatov said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:30

    this is a combination of stepping back and moving forward

    and always twirling towards freedom.

  9. D. Sidhe said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:35

    She’s Going Galt! Obama was going to force Porkulus on her state!

  10. Stephen said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:36

    I know that K-Lo has mad cognitive-dissonance-overcoming skillz, but how does she square her sense that Sarah Palin really cannot be expected to function as Governor of Alaska with her belief seven months ago that this woman was fit to be VP of the United States?

    That was before Letterman made a joke about her daughter, obviously.

  11. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:36

    If she is stepping down because of what politics has done to her family, because of something in her family life she doesn’t want to see as David Letterman fodder, because it’s impossible to be governor, a star, and a mom to an infant … this is good. It demonstrates good judgment and priorities.

    See? Letterman did her a fucking favor by making fun of her larva.

    Wow. Condescending much there, K-Lo?

  12. Anonymous said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:38

    Maybe Sarah will run for Senator. Maybe she needs time to get ‘clear’ of her Thetans. Maybe she will co-host The View after Joy Behar leaves. Maybe she will provide cogent analysis of the news for Bill O’Reilly, after he spazzes out when Al Franken is sworn in as The Esteemed Senator From The Great State Of Minnesota. Maybe she will be the new Superintendent of the Fox News Security Service. Maybe she will write a cookbook and promote it on Kelly & Regis. For sure, she will find a way of getting attention.

    Jennifer said at 22:19
    Now she gets to join the ranks of Shelley Long, David Caruso, and Sherry Stringfellow in the “bad career moves” club.

    hee hee. don’t forget the “Hello Larry” guy, and Gary Dourdan of “CSI”.

  13. Newbie McNoob said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:38

    She was out of breath and more incoherent than usual

    To paraphrase Dorothy Parker when informed of Calvin Coolidge’s death:

    “How do you know?”

  14. skippy said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:39

    i wouldn’t discount scandal in the background. it’s pretty suspicious to me that it happens the same week as vanity fair’s expose, kristol v. schmidt, and cbs digging up todd’s ties w/the alaskan secessionist party.

    anyway, this can’t look good even if she just wants to gear up for a super colossal way awesome run against obama. who wants a president that quits her job all the time?

    ps did anyone besides me notice trig was nowhere to be found @ her conference?

  15. El Cid said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:40

    Watch her statement. It’s fucking whack. I mean, I know I’m talking about the Wasilla Wingnut, but I think it’s kind of odd even for Palin.

  16. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:45

    My favorite part is when she quotes her parents’ refrigerator.

  17. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:46

    She is out of her mind. Sounds like a campaign speech of some sort though.

  18. Brad said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:48

    Sounds like a campaign speech of some sort though.

    Not like any I’ve ever heard. That was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. Even weirder than Mark “Soul Mate” Sanford.

  19. Not Even Wong said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:48

    How does this fit into the Palingenisis-2012 scenario?
    Are we More Screwed or Less Screwed?

  20. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:50

    I’m a horrible human being of course, but the world doesn’t actually need more Trigs.

  21. Spirula said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:50

    And we’re unrealistic, I think, when we assume people can or should.

    Poor Sarah! Conscripted into governorship against her will and better judgment.

  22. tigrismus said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:50

    Listening to her, it seems like this is a combination of stepping back and moving forward.

    AKA a stagger and a face plant.

    If she is stepping down because of what politics has done to her family, because of something in her family life she doesn’t want to see as David Letterman fodder, because it’s impossible to be governor, a star, and a mom to an infant … this is good. It demonstrates good judgment and priorities.

    And if she’s stepping down because she’s woefully inadequate and crooked?

  23. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:52

    That video’s much funnier with the sound off.

    Personally, I think she’s clearing the field for Trig.

  24. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:53

    Good lord, who’s going to stop Putin from rearing his head now?!

  25. Newbie McNoob said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:54

    K-Lo has been reduced to sad blubbering.

    Not a pretty site, I’m sure.

  26. Newbie McNoob said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:55

    Or “sight” for that matter.

  27. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:57

    In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life – my children (where the count was unanimous… well, in response to asking: “Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?” It was four “yes’s” and one “hell yeah!” The “hell yeah” sealed it – and someday I’ll talk about the details of that…

    Trig kicks ass.

  28. Lesley said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:59

    Her timing couldn’t be better. The only Alaskans who still like Palin live in Wasilla’s Mug Shot Saloon, an Old West-style bar in the midst of the strip malls that line the Parks Highway, [where] the smoke’s thick, cowboy music plays in the background, Fox News is on the TV, and locals are defensive of their hometown girl..

  29. Nathan said,

    July 3, 2009 at 22:59

    It’s the week of celebrity carnage, isn’t it?

    (Too soon? Not soon enough?)

  30. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:01

    How does this fit into the Palingenisis-2012 scenario?
    Are we More Screwed or Less Screwed?

    If she is pregnant again, it is most certainly the Antichrist, and we are totally fucked.

  31. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:01

    She’ll still win the nomination, or at least be a frontrunner. This is the GOP we’re talking about, rationality is a weakness.

  32. Larkspur said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:01

    Hmmm. I just had a flashback to Patty Hearst’s “I have decided to stay and fight” declaration – you know, after she was kidnapped and got all coerced and brainwashed, and then proclaimed her choice to fight the enemy as part of a band of citizen-soldier-revolutionaries.

    Yes, I know. I do not anticipate that anyone else experienced this same flashback, but damn, how about that not-so-sub sub-text? Like she’s proud to be an Alaskan, but she must now take radical measures because it seems like the United States of Hussein is trying to conquer Alaska, probably to hand it over to the once and future caliphate, and free men and women must resist. (Is this where I yell “Wolverines”?)

    Gotta make a Palin poster a la Che Guevara. Or at least re-do the Patty Hearst SLA guerrilla poster.

  33. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:02

    Hey look, a fellow obscure Morrissey reference!

  34. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:02

    This really is freaky. I can visualize her head sticking out of a tank turret as she leads the Alaska National Guard in an assault on Seattle, on the way to seize the oil fields of California.

  35. Judas Peckerwood said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:03

    “If she is stepping down because of what politics has done to her family…”

    Yeah, who could ever have guessed that using your kids as political props could ever turn around and bite you on the ass?

  36. a concerned citizen said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:04

    What the hell is she talking about? In order to change government, she must step down? And then do what? Sorry, couldn’t make it through the whole video.

    I bet she gets a job at Blackwater. When these assholes talk about “less government” they actually mean “more private government”. When she talks about changing government from the outside, she is most definitely not talking about something grassroots — and I don’t see her going the lobbyist route or anything like that. The only next logical step I see is to put a paramilitary sheen upon herself and get ready to lead the rapidly growing neocon-loyal private militias in this country. It’s hard not to make GI Joe analogies at this point.

  37. Major Kong said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:04

    One reservation I’ve always had about Sarah Palin has to do with her family. If she is stepping down because of what politics has done to her family, because of something in her family life she doesn’t want to see as David Letterman fodder

    Heat…….kitchen…….etc.

  38. Spirula said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:05

    AKA a stagger and a face plant.

    Trig kicks ass.

    Too funny.

  39. Wyatt Watts III said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:05

    The footage posted above is fake. Here’s the actual scene today; I urge you to take a look:

    Sarah Palin Announces Her Resignation as Governor of Alaska

  40. tigrismus said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:05

    She certainly told us multiple times she had already given us her reasons without ever actually giving her reasons.

  41. owlbear1 said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:06

    I believe it would be irresponsible not to speculate…

    Hmm, She was going win the presidency and then surrender to Alaska.

    She obviously got caught by an ally of the Republican party and is now being blackmailed into resigning.

  42. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:06

    It’d be awesome if she led the Alaskan Independence Party.

  43. Davis said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:06

    Six minutes of insane gibberish. She won’t waste Alaskans’ money by staying on?

  44. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:07

    Okay, I’m watching the video and what the fuck. I have no idea what she’s saying. Is this improvised stream-of-consciousness beat poetry? And she sounds so panicked to be talking in front of so many people, as usual. It’s like a minor character from Fargo reciting Finnegans Wake at gunpoint.

  45. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:08

    Hey look, a fellow obscure Morrissey reference!

    Hi, my fellow sad-sack!!! :)

    It’d be awesome if she led the Alaskan Independence Party.

    Holy shit! Maybe this is the opening salvo of the Conservative Civil War!

  46. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:09

    Why today? What other stylish shoe is going to drop here?

  47. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:10

    Holy shit! Maybe this is the opening salvo of the Conservative Civil War!Don’t say delicious things like that, you’ll get my hopes up.

  48. Nosfer-Blart-Two said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:10

    Doesn’t this resignation also put Todd out of a job too? Who’s going to take a meeting with him now?

  49. Wyatt Watts III said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:12

    Something’s up. She sounds like a hostage being forced to make a statement, talking fast and nervous (…I almost said “fast and bulbous”).

    Has anyone checked to see if she’s blinking Morse Code?

  50. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:14

    OMG, will there be a Conservative Coup tomorrow, and she’ll be installed as Acting Interim President, when they put the Congress in administrative detention?

  51. Joe Propinka said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:14

    Is this improvised stream-of-consciousness beat poetry?

    According to Camille Paglia, yes; no, according to the sane. (That’s chiasmus, Camille.)

  52. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:15

    It’s like a minor character from Fargo reciting Finnegans Wake at gunpoint.

    Anna Livia Plurabelle, eh?

  53. We Are Symbionese, If You Please said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:15

    Palingenisis..antichrist..hmmm..
    OMFG!!1! She is the Jackson egg donor!

  54. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:20

    It’s like a minor character from Fargo reciting Finnegans Wake at gunpoint.

    That made me laugh.

    Okay, she is, um, moving to Russia to avoid prosecution.

  55. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:20

    Oh, ya, three quarks for Muster Mark, you betcha.

  56. commie atheist said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:22

    “America is now, more than ever, looking north to the future. And it’ll be good. So god bless you.”

    What the fuck does any of that mean?

  57. Spiritcatcher said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:23

    My guess : Levi’s on Oprah next week to present his tell-all book.

  58. tigrismus said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:23

    Jim Nuzzo, a White House aide to the first President Bush, dismissed Mrs Palin’s critics as “cocktail party conservatives” who “give aid and comfort to the enemy”.

    He told The Sunday Telegraph: “There’s going to be a bloodbath. A lot of people are going to be excommunicated. David Brooks and David Frum and Peggy Noonan are dead people in the Republican Party. The litmus test will be: where did you stand on Palin?”

    Mr Nuzzo, who believes this election is not a re-run of the 1980 Reagan revolution but of 1976, when an ageing Gerald Ford lost a close contest and then ceded the leadership of the Republican Party to Mr Reagan.

    He said: “Win or lose, there is a ready made conservative candidate waiting in the wings. Sarah Palin is not the new Iain Duncan Smith, she is the new Ronald Reagan.” On the accuracy of that judgment, perhaps, rests the future of the Republican Party.

    Ahahahaha!

  59. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:25

    Rich “Starbursts” Lowry sez: “I think I have pretty well-established credentials when it comes to being charmed by Sarah Palin, but that statement, as a statement, was simply terrible.”

    Heh.

  60. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:25

    America is now, more than ever, looking north to the future

    “America is leaning on cheese!”

    “What was that?”

    “I SAID, AMERICA IS LEANING ON CHEESE!”

  61. ^^ said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:27

    A basketball analogy???
    Are u fucking serious???

  62. ignatov said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:27

    Kristol: “The odds are against her pulling it off. But I wouldn’t bet against it.”

    Wotta dork.

  63. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:27

    The litmus test will be: where did you stand on Palin?

    Tho’ cowards cringe and traitors sneer

    We’ll keep the stupid flying here

  64. Simba B said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:27

    We Are Symbionese, If You Please said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:15

    Oh gawd, it took me a minute but I just realized where that is from.

  65. Brad said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:28

    If Kristol had trashed this move, I’d have been worried. But man, he never lets me down. He’s wrong all the time, every time.

  66. JK47 said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:28

    This speech is an instant classic. It is a tour de force of batshittery… It’s her “Sgt. Pepper’s.”

    Somebody needs to put together a Keyboard Cat video for this.

  67. tigrismus said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:31

    It’s an enormous gamble – but it could be a shrewd one.

    Huh, “shrewd” obviously means the exact opposite of what I always thought it meant.

  68. Buskertype said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:33

    She looks manic.

    Just think how close she came to being our VP.

    shudder.

    but yeah, I’m in the indictment/adultery camp.

    holding my breath.

  69. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:34

    Huh, “shrewd” obviously means the exact opposite of what I always thought it meant.

    Maybe he was gettin’ his Elizabethan on and meant to write “shrew’d”, as in “lo, there lies the shrew’d one north of us, keeping watch on the borders of our land where the bear of Russia threatens”

  70. Anonymous said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:36

    In. Co. Herent.

    That is probably the single weirdest speech I’ve ever watched.

  71. Spirula said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:37

    I’m in the indictment/adultery camp

    Hasn’t she been there before? Todd’s business partner and the trooper?

  72. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:37

    It does give off the vibe that some personal thing that has yet to surface is involved. Something that would distract her from the basket.

  73. Wyatt Watts III said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:38

    I just wished she’d ended on:

    “Thank you. Now I’m gonna jump in this plane and go shoot some wolves.”

  74. El Cid said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:41

    I think Palin was furiously jealous that Mark Sanford had stolen her thunder as the nuttiest, most rambling Republican Governor, and she had to make a move before he did.

    Now Sanford’s going to have to do more than resign to keep the title. I’m thinking that he can either declare himself ‘Governor For Life’ or South Carolina’s 3rd Senator. Or declare that South Carolina will be seceding from the Union and becoming the newest Argentinian state.

  75. N.C. said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:41

    I expected her to end it with “Rock over London! Rock on Chicago!”

  76. CCinNC said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:42

    “ps did anyone besides me notice trig was nowhere to be found @ her conference?”

    Yes. I asked my husband, “So where’s her stage prop?”

    Who knows if that signifies anything.

  77. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:44

    Or declare that South Carolina will be seceding from the Union and becoming the newest Argentinian state.

    Cripes, I knew there was a reason I had the urge lately to learn Spanish.

  78. owlbear1 said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:45

    Filtered Palin:

    “Look, these ethics investigations are nickle and diming me to death. No ethics rules, No ethics violations! Hah, take that meanies!!!”

  79. Rusty Shackleford said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:46

    This is good news for McCain.

  80. FGFM said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:47

    Doughy Pantload is going to be on WGN radio in Chicago later this evening to expound on Palin.

  81. Smiling Mortician said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:48

    As summer media events go, this beats the living shit out of shark attacks. Want some popcorn? I’ve got plenty.

  82. El Cid said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:49

    We need those who will respect our Constitution where government’s supposed to serve from the BOTTOM UP, not move toward this TOP DOWN big government take-over… but rather, will be protectors of individual rights – who also have enough common sense to acknowledge when conditions have drastically changed and are willing to call an audible and pass the ball when it’s time so the team can win! And that is what I’m doing!

    That’s some kind of beautiful.

  83. a concerned citizen said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:51

    I’d love to hear what Kevin Johnson has to say about her point guard analogy.

  84. commie atheist said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:51

    Palin’s speech reminded me a little of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

  85. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:52

    call an audible and pass the ball

    Never heard it called that before.

  86. tigrismus said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:52

    Via Halperin: NBC News: Alaska Governor is “fed up with politics” and “does not want to run for higher office.”

    “She has told some of her biggest backers in the national Republican Party that they are free to choose other candidates for 2012.”

  87. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:54

    Alexander Hamilton discussing the Great Compromise with Ben Franklin.

  88. owlbear1 said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:54

    and I thought we were going to be able to laugh at the tea-baggers this weekend…

    hehehe

  89. Smut Clyde said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:56

    “The odds are against her pulling it off. But I wouldn’t bet against it.”

    In the Goldberg-approved conservative dictionary, “the odds” — like ‘shrewd’ — is defined in a way that differs slightly completely from previous pre-9/11 definitions.

    I had not been aware that there was some sort of race among Republican governors to be the first to resign (not to mention the competition to deliver the most incoherent interview). Why weren’t we told?

  90. Pere Ubu said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:58

    I had not been aware that there was some sort of race among Republican governors to be the first to resign (not to mention the competition to deliver the most incoherent interview). Why weren’t we told?

    They were trying to save it for us for Christmas but Sanford jumped the gun.

  91. RUGGED IN MONTANA said,

    July 3, 2009 at 23:58

    SARAH!!! (SOB…….).

    SAAAAAAARRRRRRAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU SAID YOU WOULD LEAVE THE FIRST DUDE AND MARRY ME IN ARGENTINA, BUT I NEVER EXPECTED YOU TO GIVE UP YOUR HOLY OFFICE AS THE SNOW QUEEN TO DO IT!!!!!! YOU ARE MY SOULMATE!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. John D. said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:01

    “Bobby Jindal, do you have a lobster fetish we should know about?”

    Jindal had an affair with Dr. Zoidberg?

    How embarrassing…for Zoidberg.

  93. Lawnguylander said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:03

    Sex tape. About to hit the internet. Bookmark it, liberals.

  94. LD said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:04

    Umm, not being expert or anything, but am I the only one who while listening to that got the feeling of someone who was high on some sort of “upper” or something? Is this how she really speaks? It was as if he had taken few wakeup pills before the press conference, and was running twice the speed of normal person.

    As for “the looming scandal ” yet to strike, here is a good time to make guesses.

    I’m guessing Bristol is pregnant again, mommy got a bit upset when she heard the news and broke open a bottle of pills.

  95. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:05

    Sex tape. About to hit the internet. Bookmark it, liberals.

    If this is true, we won’t hear from a large number of male conservative bloggers for weeks, maybe months. They will be otherwise occupied occupying themselves.

  96. John D. said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:05

    As for Palin, the general consensus seems to be that some major-assed scandal is definitely waiting in the wings. From the descriptions of her press conference, she was clearly rattled, nervous, unhappy about the entire situation.

    Something’s up. Abruptly quitting like this, in the flakiest manner possible, isn’t some set-up for bigger and better things down the road. It just does not look good.

  97. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:06

    By the way, the ball is now in Michele Bachmannnn’s court for craziest rebuttal.

  98. D.N. Nation said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:07

    Get lost, Kristol.

  99. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:09

    Umm, not being expert or anything, but am I the only one who while listening to that got the feeling of someone who was high on some sort of “upper” or something?

    Yes.

  100. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:10

    I won’t dispute the drugs hypothesis, but I also think people suspecting anxiety attack have a good angle, too.

  101. mmy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:10

    America is, now more than ever, looking north to the future.

    Perhaps she thinks Santa Claus actually is coming to town.

  102. JK47 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:12

    She sounded like she was on the verge of angry tears. I thought she was supposed to be so tough– the “pitbull with lipstick” and “Sarahcuda” and all that. She’s stepping down because a blogger made a photoshop? Either she’s the thinnest-skinned politician in American history or there’s a whopper of a scandal that’s about to bust loose.

    This is all just so bizarre. You would think for a huge career-defining moment like this they would at least take the time to put together a professional speech, but I guess these people aren’t exactly rocket scientists.

  103. maryc said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:13

    If she is planning on running for 2012, she just handed her future opponents a GOLDEN tape to use in their campaign ads against her.

  104. D.N. Nation said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:14

    Also, yeah. Just saw the presser. Yiiiiiikes. So of course I agree with this:

    If she is planning on running for 2012, she just handed her future opponents a GOLDEN tape to use in their campaign ads against her.

    You betcha!

  105. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:16

    Abruptly quitting like this, in the flakiest manner possible, isn’t some set-up for bigger and better things down the road.

    You’d think so, but the speech was so full of the usual bullshit – though more poorly arranged – that I think she thinks she has a future.

    Todd Palin, secret yiffer.

  106. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:18

    “Immiseration” is clearly a spelling mistake. The intended accusation is that you were all wishing for Sarah Palin to undergo gender reassignment — you were seeking her immisteration.

  107. Slack Francis said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:21

    With Palin you must always assume that the most lunatic, farcical possibility IS the actuality. So…
    Jackson egg donor FTW!
    The timing, the crazy-ass kids names (Blanket,Trig)..it all fits people!

  108. norbizness said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:23

    Damn, ex-Governor, you’ve been Kristollized! Prepare for eating Ramen with your hands and selling costume jewelry on QVC!

  109. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:25

    Still, ya gotta love Bill Kristol. “THIS IS IT FOLKS, HER WINNINGEST MOMENT, WHICH I PREPARED FOR EVER SINCE I MET HER ON THE NATIONAL REVIEW FUNDRAISING CRUISE AND THEN BEGAN PESTERING JOHN MCCAIN 27 HOURS A DAY FOR MADAM STARBURST TO BE VP.”

  110. That Girl said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:26

    It’s obviously the liberals’ fault. All that asking her what newspapers she reads and what she thinks about that Bush Doctrine thingy. All Obama was subjected to was accusations about his citizenship, patriotism, etc. And that whole “palling around with terrorists” thing. Yeah, those libs sure can dish it out but can’t take it.

    Also.

  111. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:27

    Palin’s Razor.

  112. PCR said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:27

    Reminded me a little of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De6AkndwRpM

  113. rodertrudis said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:29

    Yes, Mr Kristol, words of wisdom: “The odds are against her pulling it off. But I wouldn’t bet against it.” Much better to bet on something like, say, Iraq becoming the newest member of NATO.

  114. D.N. Nation said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:29

    I wonder what the Ole Perf is saying about his beloved….

    SARAH PALIN TO resign as governor?

    UPDATE: Thoughts from John Hawkins and The Anchoress.

    I don’t know if it has anything to do with her decision, but she’s been subjected — along with her family — to more abuse than any other non-national-officeholder I can think of.

    ANOTHER UPDATE: More thoughts from Tigerhawk. Plus, here’s video.

    Also, Palin Quits To Spend More Time with Couric, Gibson. Meanwhile, C.J. Burch emails that she may be trying a Tea Party run. Could be.

    Shorter Glenn Reynolds: Move along! Nothing to see here! Some laughable wingnuts say so!

  115. Euripides said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:32

    My money is on a Kristol Palin baby on the horizon.

  116. Sarah Palin's ATM Machine said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:35

    Feed me a stray kitten.

  117. Julia Grey said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:36

    >I’m guessing Bristol is pregnant again

    Or Sarah is.

  118. John D. said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:37

    One thing’s for certain: This makes McCain look like an even bigger fool for choosing her to be his running mate.

    Heh, heh, heh, heh!

  119. Pere Ubu said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:37

    >I’m guessing Bristol is pregnant again

    Or Sarah is.

    Or both!

  120. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:37

    My money is on a Kristol Palin baby on the horizon.

    Bullshit. I may despise Sarah Palin, but unless Kristol’s got some blowdart applied roofies, no way she’d sleep with that catfish-faced fucktard. I’m still thinking Mark Sanford. NGA meeting hotel tryst. You watch. It’d be soooooo awesome.

  121. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:39

    Something something Ted Stevens.

    Enemas?

  122. Pere Ubu said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:45

    Something something Ted Stevens.

    Enemas?

    With enemas like this, who needs friends?

  123. Euripides said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:46

    Maybe you’re right, El Cid, but I hear Honduras needs a new fascist President….

  124. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:46

    she’s been subjected — along with her family — to more abuse than any other non-national-officeholder I can think of.

    O, how she has suffered, while that lame-ass pretender Obama only has to put up with being called a shallow, dumb, hubristic terrorist-communist-fascist-secret-Muslim-anti-American-Anti-Christ-Hitler.

  125. Doc Washboard said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:49

    When these assholes talk about “less government” they actually mean “more private government”.

    Thanks for crystallizing that thought.

  126. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:49

    >I’m guessing Bristol is pregnant again

    Or Sarah is.

    Or both!

    I saw only one daughter at the presser, and noticed that she was wearing a shapeless dress…

  127. Pere Ubu said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:50

    that lame-ass pretender Obama only has to put up with being called a shallow, dumb, hubristic terrorist-communist-fascist-secret-Muslim-anti-American-Anti-Christ-Hitler

    Well, the caveat was “non-national office holder”.

    The second Obama McStaliny became a national leader, all bets were off, retroactively no takebacks.
    .

  128. jayne daou said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:50

    And this is very good news for John Mccain. Also too, maybe Willow got knocked up for real. And no, I am not confusing her with Bristol the actual knocked up one or Piper the little girl. Or maybe Track knocked up an Iraqi muslim girl. Or maybe Sully had it right all along, Trig is Bristol’s baby. Or she scheduled an abortion and didn’t go through. Her speech pattern was definitely of one who was lying.

  129. commie atheist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:51

    The video cut off the beginning of her speech. Full transcript here:
    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/2009/07/full-text-of-palins-resignation-speech.php?ref=fpblg

    Ratio of exclamation points to sentences extremely high. Especially love this:
    If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices!

    Palin is apparently quitting to write Ziggy greeting cards.

  130. Randy Owens said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:51

    I think she’s clearly clearing up her schedule to make some time to go hike the Appalachian Trail for a spell.

  131. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:52

    Ooo, it would also be funny if this had something to do with Levi getting ready to spill some beans. He’s been in the news a lot too.

  132. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:52

    Obama only has to put up with being called a shallow, dumb, hubristic terrorist-communist-fascist-secret-Muslim-anti-American-Anti-Christ-Hitler.

    Victoria Jackson complains that communist is not a strong enough word for Obama.

  133. Some Guy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:52

    What the fuck? I’m 2 minutes in to the video, and what in the blue hell is this chick babbling about? I’ve read choose your own adventure books sequentially that made more sense. I’ve heard high school presentations from students who didn’t prepare anything that sounded more together.

    If I never hear this airhead say “Alaska” again, it will be too soon. Have fun raising more teenage mothers, Sarah.

  134. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 0:53

    Palin is apparently quitting to write Ziggy greeting cards.

    She’s going to have to practice using a lot more unnecessary quotation marks.

  135. commie atheist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:00

    David Kurtz at TPM has the definitive Shorter Sarah:

    Perhaps the best part of Palin’s announcement today:

    Life is too short to compromise time and resources… it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: “Sit down and shut up”, but that’s the worthless, easy path; that’s a quitter’s way out.

    Quitters stick to it. Winners quit.

  136. Matt T. said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:00

    Victoria Jackson complains that communist is not a strong enough word for Obama.

    Man, BigHo gets all the A-Listers. Victoria Jackson? Really?

  137. papa zita said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:00

    To paraphrase Dorothy Parker when informed of Calvin Coolidge’s death:

    “How do you know?”

    Pedant point – it was “How could you tell?”
    Pedant point II – the topper to that punchline was Benchley’s, “Because he had an erection!”.

  138. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:02

    Victoria Jackson? Really?

    It’d all be funnier if she strummed along with her ukelele.

  139. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:03

    FWIW, at least one Spanish newspaper says their sources have new fake Honduran ‘President by Some Sort of Congress Vote or Shit’ Micheletti preparing to leave the country.

    Which I think is mainly preparatory gossip, but I wouldn’t be surprised, because at best Micheletti was the army’s puppet, and those are some nasty death squad sumbitches and I wouldn’t be surprised if he just saw the visit of the Organization of the American States’ Insulza as a good way to get the fuck out of Dodge.

  140. commie atheist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:04

    As far as Jindall goes, he killed whatever chances he had in 2012 when he gave that goofy speech after Obama’s first “State of the Whatever.” Bobby’s been pretty quiet since then; either he’s hoping everyone will forget that speech eventually, or he just figured it wasn’t worth it having to see the video every day between now and the election.

  141. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:05

    Is governorship now the Republican minor league farm team of crazy?

  142. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:08

    Caught this late, was out fooling around.

    So Willow’s pregnant?

  143. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:09

    Well, the caveat was “non-national office holder”.

    The second Obama McStaliny became a national leader, all bets were off, retroactively no takebacks.

    It was awfully nice of them to wait until after he took office before they started.

    Palin is apparently quitting to write Ziggy greeting cards.

    She’s going to have to practice using a lot more unnecessary quotation marks.

    I think you mean: …she’s going to have to “practice” using a lot more… “unnecessary” quotation marks!

  144. Fast Eddie said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:12

    Sarah Palin is a star? Who knew?

    Although she must be one, because apparently she did everything she set out to do as governor in one half of one term.

    Are these guys approaching Stupid Overload yet?

  145. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:13

    Palin is apparently quitting to write Ziggy greeting cards Zippy the Pinhead cartoons.

  146. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:13

    The Updo to Nowhere.

  147. Major Kong said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:16

    Victoria Jackson complains that communist is not a strong enough word for Obama.

    Ain’t she one o’ them elitist Hollywood actor types? I thought they wuz s’posed to just shut up ’bout politics?”

  148. M. Bouffant said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:18

    MSNBC will be running the whole 18 mins. of Sweet Sarah’s speech @ the bottom of the hour: 7:30 ET, 4:30 Pacific, fly-over country figure it out yourselves.

  149. Mr. Wonderful said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:18

    “A basketball analogy???
    Are u fucking serious???”

    She even got that wrong. First she says the point guard’s job is to keep his eye on the basket. Then to keep his eye on the ball. The second is a baseball term. The first is wrong, because it’s the point guard’s job TO KEEP HIS EYE ON HIS OTHER FOUR TEAMMATES. He’s setting up (and calling for) a play. The basket is exactly NOT where he’s aiming.

    I agree with those who said she sounds rushed and breathless. Which reads as coerced or on drugs. And, as always, the obvious ludicrousness of this was so obvious I didn’t see it, although many here did: If she can’t attend to her family as governor, or she can’t “work for change” as governor, why the biscuit-baking fuck would she be able to do those things as President?

    I’m hoping the Sadly Nosian theory about an impending scandal is right. But even if not, now we’ll have her to kick around without even the legitimating office of governor to shield her. Everything she does and everywhere she goes will have to be paid for by donations, which come attached with debts, strings, favors expected, etc.

    As Dominick Dunne said when OJ vowed he would spend the rest of his life searching for his wife’s “real killer,” “Let’s watch.”

  150. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:21

    Palin is apparently quitting to write live out and re-enact Zippy the Pinhead cartoons

    Fixted ^2.

  151. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:21

    Ooo, it would also be funny if this had something to do with Levi getting ready to spill some beans.

    Levi knocked up Sarah? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

  152. Lesley said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:23

    UPDATE: This is not a normal person:

    in which Sarah Palin imitates a Stepford Wife on Wasilla crack.

    She is certifiable.

  153. islmfaoscist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:25

    Remember kids, on this Independence Day,

    God Bless Our Brave Drone Pilots!

  154. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:26

    So I see BO and his minions in the MSM have ruined the career of a patriot, mother, feminist, and all around good person.

    Congratulations, libs, you’ve ruined a womans life and career through your slimeball urban, Chicago tactics. Feel good?

  155. islmfaoscist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:30

    Oh come now, Chicago Wingnut, if there was really a “scandal” as you imply Sarah would have fessed up to us all about it in her 18-minute soliloquy. Why are you impugning her good name by suggesting she’s lying about her simple, honest desire to spend more time with Teh Troops?

  156. Bo and his Minions said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:30

    Feel good?
    Ohh yeahhhhhh.

  157. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:32

    Wow, the speech. The text over at Huffington Post says it was provided by “the Governor’s office.” All those ALLCAPS and scare quotes? Did Sarah write this herself?

    This is truly bizarre.

    I agree that her affect is weird – she might be on drugs, she might be holding back tears, and she’s certainly lying about something.

    Wonder what the deal is about the kid’s vote for her to quit – four saying “yeah” and one saying “hell yeah” – which she can’t tell us about till later.

    And yes, talk about handing someone a campaign ad. She just tattooed the word “Quitter” on her forehead.

  158. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:33

    The reality of the situation (and her attributes) is precisely the opposite of what you said, Way. If anything, it’s likely that she was pushed off the plank by her old GOP pals.

  159. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:34

    Congratulations, libs, you’ve ruined a womans life and career

    Little ole me?

    If she can’t take a joke on Letterman, you don’t want her in the White House. Even you should be smart enough to accept that.

  160. Some Guy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:34

    Wow, you mean it’s really THAT easy to destroy a Republican super-star? Jeez, and we thought the Great Socialist Sharia Nazi take-over of your pathetic capitalist, God-fearing nation was going to be HARD!

  161. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:35

    Now would be a good time to send a letter to Jonah Goldberg, listing the names of other Republican politicians who could be the subjects of future columns and recipients of his encouraging advice.

    your slimeball urban inner-city, Chicago tactics
    UR DOIN IT RONG.
    Got to keep the dog-whistles on the right pitch.

  162. Slack Francis said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:35

    I hope someone has taken away Coach Urban Meyer’s shoe laces,tie and belt away. He seems like the type for DaDa-sutee…

  163. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:36

    0this wasn’t just a Chicago takedown, it was a RAPE. The Democrat Party, BO, and the MSM RAPED Palin.

  164. Tehanu said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:37

    Congratulations, libs, you’ve ruined a womans life and career through your slimeball urban, Chicago tactics. Feel good?

    Yes. Except that any “ruining” was through her slimeball country, snowbilly tactics.

  165. Citizen_X said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:38

    Shorter Chicago Wingnut:

    “Buh, buh…Leave…Sarah…alone! BOOO hoo hoo hoo…”

  166. Spirula said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:39

    Jesus! They’re playing the entire thing on MSNBC. It’s like a Thomas Pynchon and Clive Barker made a movie. The only sensible part are the coots (or gulls) hooting in the background.

    The world needs more Trigs

    Win.

  167. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:39

    We Are Symbionese, If You Please

    Best nym evar? May be.

  168. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:40

    Taking down a woman by viciously attacking her family.

    Is that how they do things in Chicago and Wilmington?

  169. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:41

    At Firedoglake there’s an update:

    Oxdown Gazette

    Update: This just in my inbox, from a source connected sometimes to CNN:

    “Here’s a quote I got from law enforcement here in Alaska yesterday afternoon regarding Palin “a criminal indictment is pending authorization.”

  170. Nosfer-Blart-Two said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:41

    She mentions in her speech about Alaska spending millions of dollars, and wasteful bla bla and smear bla. Could she be about to be sued for one of her actions as governor? Something she would lose, and now the new guy can reverse without complaint? I think the “victims being forced to pay for rape kits in express violation of federal rules” is the thing. I love guessing games, how much opiated suppositories were in MJ’s butt at death?

  171. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:42

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

  172. Mr. GOP said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:43

    This just proves my point about liberals. Whatever that may be today.

  173. Lesley said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:43

    And yes, talk about handing someone a campaign ad. She just tattooed the word “Quitter” on her forehead.

    Since she’s resigning for the good of Alaska. you’d think she’d put the nation ahead of her ambition to ruin it.

  174. The Authentic said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:43

    Don’t listen to that asshole above me.

  175. The Truth said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:44

    Blart.

  176. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:44

    I thought that Sarah Palin was this tough she-woman who could have ten kids at a time and shoot some wolves in sub-zero weather with her hands behind her back. And she was taken down by a bunch of liberal-ass pussy whiners in the emessem and the Nobama administration? Hippies are tougher than I thought, I guess.

  177. Pere Ubu said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:44

    Taking down a woman by viciously attacking her family.

    Um, if by “viciously attacking” you mean “making a joke about the family she thrust into the public spotlight when it suited her politically”.

    Personal responsibility and all that.

  178. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:47

    What if Limbaugh made a joke about Malia getting pregnant? I’m sure yoiu would be outraged then.

    But now, EVERYTHING is on the table for us. Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

  179. Simba B said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:48

    Hi, troofy.

  180. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:48

    Congratulations, libs, you’ve ruined a womans life and career

    Now I am become lib, destroyer of Caribou Barbies.

  181. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:48

    Interesting that he can’t resist throwing “urban” in there.

    Like the politics of “rural” Chicago (aka, the rest of Illinois) are totally fair, it’s just those nasty, filthy, disgusting South Side Chicago politics with their urban beat that are wicked and spiteful.

  182. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:49

    She mentions in her speech about Alaska spending millions of dollars, and wasteful bla bla and smear bla

    According to the Alaska blogger at The Mudflats (whose site is down right now, understandably) that’s a total lie. The cost to the state of the ethics investigations is (I think) around $250,000, of which the most costly bit, some $187,000 is for the Troopergate investigation that Sarah filed against herself in some kind of jiujitsu move to control the issue.

  183. islmfaoscist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:49

    0this wasn’t just a Chicago takedown, it was a RAPE.

    Actually the reason she didn’t take any questions was that her water just broke and she had another 45-minute solo drive ahead of her.

  184. Pere Ubu said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:49

    Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

    q.v. Clinton, Chelsea ’92-’99

  185. commie atheist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:49

    I know that technically pigs don’t have fur, but tell me that this doesn’t qualify as the first furry movie ever:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2tP9s8y2Ic

    Make sure you watch to the end, which is truly horrifying.

  186. Brian X said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:49

    The Chicago Way:

    We probably would be. And you know what? None of us would put it past him to do something at least that tasteless, if not more so.

  187. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:50

    Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

    Well, apparently you guys are fucking sissies, so I don’t see this ending well for you.

  188. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:50

    The complete conservative lack of ability to take responsibility for their very own failures. On parade for all to see, from now til the end of time.

  189. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:50

    Wilmington?

    Wilmington is in North Carolina. It’s famous because it used to be NC’s largest, most prosperous city, but in 1898 it also made history by having its black-majority led city government overthrown by an armed white supremacist coup d’etat which was never reversed.

    Or do you mean Columbia because the Governor went AWOL out of office for a week, ditching security and blowing off legal obligations to transfer authority down the chain of command?

    Oops, I mean ‘private family matters’.

  190. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:51

    Now I am become lib, destroyer of Caribou Barbies.

    Yeah, really. Who’d have though Sarah Barracuda would be such a marshmallow?

    But it’s a great object lesson – bullies find their own level. She could push people around on the Bball court and in Wasilla, but she couldn’t take her game to the majors.

    Seriously, anyone who even likes her should be glad she’s not in national office.

  191. Mouthful of Kelp said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:51

    Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

    You don’t seem any better at that than you do at softball.

  192. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:54

    What if Limbaugh made a joke about Malia getting pregnant? I’m sure yoiu would be outraged then.

    And you know what? Your ugly ass would be here telling us how funny you thought it was. Revealing both your and Rush’s character.

    and if he did, I hardly think Obama would cry and resign.

  193. We Are Symbionese, If You Please said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:54

    Death to the Fascist Insect that preys upon the Life of the People!
    Oh and death to goldfish too. Tasty, tasty goldfish.

  194. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:54

    She ruined her career by being so spectacularly bad at it.

  195. JK47 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:55

    But now, EVERYTHING is on the table for us. Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

    Next GOP move: openly using the N-word when referring to Obama and his family.

  196. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:55

    Yeah, but I’m thinking Malia will be taught by her parents about contraception and stuff, instead of telling her that God made her from a rib.

  197. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:56

    El Cis, I’m talking about the Wilington in Delaware, asswipe. The one Biden is from. Another urban political machine.

  198. The Red Badger of Courage said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:57

    Congratulations, libs, you’ve ruined a womans life and career through your slimeball urban, Chicago tactics. Feel good?

    Well, my hands a bit sore from the continuous high-fives I’ve been doling out the past few hours, but otherwise… yeah.

  199. JK47 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:57

    I hardly think Obama would cry and resign.

    WIN

  200. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:57

    Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

    Yeah, now that that pansy-ass Marquess of Queensberry fag0rt Karl Rove is out of the picture, they can get nasty with us.

    Sit on your thumb, troofie.

  201. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 1:59

    Republicans fear the powerful, dangerous political machine of Wilmington, Delaware?

    Really?

    Is there anything which doesn’t make you people cry anymore? Don’t you think Papa Reagan would be disappointed in you to see you throwing pathetic fits all the time over crazy nincompoop loser politicians?

  202. commie atheist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:00

    Now I am become lib, destroyer of Caribou Barbies.

    Marry me.

  203. The Red Badger of Courage said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:00

    Also…

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/dbenjamin1990/Forum%20stuff/bidenpalin.jpg

  204. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:00

    The cost to the state of the ethics investigations is (I think) around $250,000, of which the most costly bit, some $187,000 is for the Troopergate investigation that Sarah filed against herself in some kind of jiujitsu move to control the issue.

    So it sounds like she has to find some other way than “durn librul investigatin’, you betcha” to explain that $1.65 billion deficit.

  205. these songs of friedman are all I ever had said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:01

    How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look???!?!?

  206. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:03

    Oooh, my first proposal! I swoon!

  207. commie atheist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:05

    Oooh, my first proposal! I swoon!

    Oh, pshaw. I bet you say that to all the commie atheists.

  208. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:06

    But now, EVERYTHING is on the table for us. Welcome to hardball, liberalinistas.

    What were you holding back? We already heard:

    Communist
    Socialist
    Elitist
    Ghetto
    Wife hates America
    Kenyan
    Muslim
    Faked his Birth certificate
    Love-child of Malcolm X
    Killed his own Grandma
    Eating ice-cream while Neda dies
    Arugula-eater
    Dijon mustard-lover
    Can’t talk without teleprompter
    Killed another kid in Indonesia to make his bones
    Crack dealer
    Homo
    Takes your gun away
    Reverse racist
    Pals around with terrorists
    Didn’t write his own book
    Gave the Queen the wrong gift
    Bows to the Saudis, kowtowing to muslims
    Shows his shoes to the world, offending the muslims
    Loves him some Chavez
    Naive idealist
    Evil political mastermind
    His wife has a big booty
    Ungrateful to that poor, generous Mr. Bush
    Prefers orange juice to coffee
    Can’t bowl

    So, when are you going to take the gloves off?

  209. Anonymous said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:07

    Is there anything which doesn’t make you people cry anymore?

    The thought of Islamofascists dropping a nuke here.

  210. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:07

    Danger, in the game when the stakes are high
    Branded, my heart was branded while my senses stood by

    I’ll never find another girl like you, for happy endings it takes two
    We’re fire and ice, the dream won’t come true

    Sarah, Sarah, storms are brewin’ in your eyes
    Sarah, Sarah, no time is a good time for goodbyes

  211. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:08

    Happy endings, hyuk.

  212. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:10

    She’s having a Susan Boyle off-stage breakdown.

  213. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:11

    Republicans fear the powerful, dangerous political machine of Wilmington, Delaware?

    OMG THEY CANCELED MAH BIGLOTS CARD!

  214. Wyatt Watts III said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:11

    But now, EVERYTHING is on the table for us.

    I’m sure everything being on the table is nothing new in the Limbaugh household.

  215. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:12

    Sarah, Sarah, whatever made you want to change your mind?
    Sarah, Sarah, so easy to look at, so hard to define.

  216. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:13

    She ruined her career by being so spectacularly bad at it.

    Friggin’ QFT. This woman was a disaster from day one, and people voted accordingly.

    By all means, GOP, make her your front runner. Worked out so well for you last time.

  217. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:14

    Sarah, youre the point-guard in my heart
    Never change, never stop
    And now its gone
    It doesnt matter what for
    When you build your house
    I’ll come by

  218. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:16

    Uh…

    Kill me, Sarah, kill me again with love.

  219. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:16

    Yes, there was something off the table. Now we will attack his wife and kids.

  220. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:17

    Of course, the answer to what constitutes “hardball” after all that is getting a fruitcake white supremacist “lone wolf” to take a shot at the President.

    Similar to how after they couldn’t get Clinton on any goddamn thing they tried, some guy tried flying a plane into the White House.

  221. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:17

    Starting just now, huh?

  222. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:19

    Oh, right, forgot to put my entry in the pool for “what really happened.”

    I know it’s prosaic and short odds, but I’m guessing some kind of massive, slipshod corruption that can no longer be covered up.

    Though it might be that somebody found her Pleasure Dungeon under the capitol building.

  223. Knights in White Satin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:20

    “Palin is apparently quitting to write Ziggy greeting cards…”

    My 2nd big laugh of the day. First was alicublog, Roy’s comments of Doughy Loadpants claim that DICTIONARIES are poltically slanted to the LEFT. His Dad said so, too, in the WSJ no less!

    Ahhh, imagine the progeny of Sarah+Jonah.

  224. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:22

    Yes, there was something off the table. Now we will attack his wife and kids.

    Oh, no one ever doubted that. But who does this harm?

  225. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:24

    I hear the clock, it’s six a.m.
    I feel so far from where I’ve been
    I got my eggs and my pancakes too
    I got my maple syrup, everything but you.
    I break the yolks, make a smiley face
    I kinda like it in my brand new place
    I wipe the spots off the mirror
    Don’t leave the keys in the door
    Never put wet towels on the floor anymore’ cause
    Dreams last for so long
    even after you’re gone
    I know you love me
    And soon you will see
    You were meant for me
    And I was meant for you.

  226. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:24

    We will start making jokes about and digging up dirt on Malia and Sasha the way you did about Palins children. Fair is fair.

  227. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:25

    Ahhh, imagine the progeny of Sarah+Jonah.

  228. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:25

    But suppose the progeny had his looks and
    umm
    Let me think about this.

  229. Bitter Scribe said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:25

    OMFG.

    She was Captain Queeg in that video. All she needed was the clacking steel balls.

    To think that this woman was the nominee of a major party to be next in line for the Presidency behind a 72-year-old with a bad heart is just plain frightening.

  230. Wyatt Watts III said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:25

    Yes, there was something off the table. Now we will attack his wife and kids.

    Well, if Mr. Limbaugh wants to add anything else to his table, he’ll have to first slide over all the salami, peanut butter, Oxycontin, marshmallow fluff, and young Dominican boys to make room.

  231. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:25

    SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP, TROOFY, YOU GIGANTIC SACK OF DOUCHE-FLAVOURED FAIL.

  232. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:25

    You were meant for me

    That song makes me laugh like crazy every time I think of it.

  233. islmfaoscist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:26

    Now we will attack his wife and kids.

    Novel idea, but let’s check if there’s a wikipedia on that. Yep!
    Today, the Secret Service is authorized by law to protect:

    * The president, the vice president, (or other individuals next in order of succession to the Office of the President), the president-elect and vice president-elect.
    * The immediate families of the above individuals.

  234. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:27

    Fair is fair.
    Oh noes! We have messed with the bull and now we will feel the horns!
    That probably sounds better when spoken by the Swedish Chef.

  235. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:28

    Terrifying.

  236. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:28

    Ahhh, imagine the progeny of Sarah+Jonah.

    Wouldn’t they have to… aw damn hell, there goes my libido.

  237. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:29

    I didn’t mean physically, morons. I meant attack politically. Only leftists like the assassin of Kennedy would stoop so low as to use violence.

  238. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:29

    Wait, you meant they’ve already forgotten that they already have repeatedly attacked Michelle Obama? They’re convinced now that they left her ‘off the table’? Really?

    O NO! NAW YU WIL REVEEL WHITEY TAPE!!! O NOEZ!!!

  239. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:30

    I betcha I’d have more endurance,” she told Runner’s World magazine in an interview published online Tuesday… “What I lacked in physical strength or skill, I made up for in determination and endurance,” she said

    Quitter.

    Interesting, someone over at The Mudflats (which is back up) says the timing is interesting.

    The timing. Hmmm. She says this was planned and discussed.
    Todd flew back from Bristol Bay fishing LAST NIGHT. The peak of the season is July 4, with the volume of the run of salmon for the entire season, the first week of July. It’s over by July 15.

    So he flew back last night, during a fishing period, an extension today and probably more fishing time expected tomorrow. Numbers show a push of fish, clearly fish are moving……Couldn’t have been planned for Todd to blow off fishing July 2nd.

    I missed my grandmother’s funeral because we were out fishing. My dad missed my brother’s birth.

    It just doesn’t work that way, it’s a one-shot deal. You’re either there or no season. You can’t make it up some other time. Why would he have bothered to gear-up for fishing, make the investment in being there and preparing for fishing, if he wasn’t going to be there for these few decisive peak days?

    He flew home for some kind of a really big huge deal. She says she consulted her kids who unanimously voted in favor of whatever the next adventure is, and she said she’ll discuss the details of this at another time. Hmmm.

  240. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:30

    Now we will attack his wife and kids.

    Maybe by making fun of Michelle’s muscular arms, or saying she got her job through Affirmative action, or what?

  241. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:31

    I meant attack politically.

    Well, that’s worked out well for you so far. The GOP has record numbers of voters identifying as part of their flock!

    I didn’t say what kind of record, of course…

  242. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:33

    C’MON! RELEASE CHIANG! SHOW DA WHITEY TAPE!!! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!

  243. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:33

    We will start making jokes about and digging up dirt on Malia and Sasha the way you did about Palins children

    JOKES?? Not jokes!!!! Oh, nooooo!

    What kind of dirt are you going to dig up on an eleven-year-old, dumbass? That she let Bobby Jones cheat off her test? Fuck off.

  244. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:33

    I meant attack politically.

    Oh so scary!

    What offices are they running for, again?

  245. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:34

    I’m sure attacking Sasha and Malia will go far in winning more American voters to the Republican Party.

    You’re going to “dig up dirt” on a seven year old? What are we going to hear, that she colors outside the lines?

  246. Larkspur said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:34

    Just so long as she doesn’t go all Dan White on us. Because then she might take it all back on Monday, retracting her resignation, railing against those who are so mean as to say “Nuh-uh”, and swearing to continue doing the job the great Alaskan people hired her to do. And if she follows that script, there will be blood.

    I am beginning to enjoy this less. I’ll get the funny back, I’m sure, as long as it’s something like high crimes and misdemeanors, malfeasance, perjury, or anything of that sort. If the chilluns are in trouble, I am not gonna microwave the popcorn. Or if, having already microwaved it, I find out something sad about an innocent, I will not enjoy the popcorn, buttery flavored as it may be.

  247. I Cried My Heart Out For Want Of My Love said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:35

    I didn’t mean physically, morons. I meant attack politically. Only leftists like the assassin of Kennedy would stoop so low as to use violence.

    We really weren’t confused about that, actually.

    Whoever killed Kennedy was probably right-wing anyway.

  248. Looney Tunes said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:35

    Porky Pig on meth – - th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, th, that’s all, folks!

  249. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:35

    JOKES?? Not jokes!!!! Oh, nooooo!

    Well, to be fair, I do run screaming from nearly all conservatives’ attempts at humor, so maybe troofus the doofus is on to something.

    Other than his own brown thumb.

  250. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:36

    She (We gave her most of our laughs)
    Is leaving (Sacrificed most of our laughs)
    Nome (We gave her all the laughs money could buy)
    She’s leaving Nome and her governor’s throne
    After many months… Bye, bye

  251. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:36

    We don’t gain anything by getting the GOP to go after / insult blacks or Latinos, ’cause they’ve already pissed away any of their votes, and the Sotomayor (ha she’d dumb affirmative action b*tch) even helped piss off even more women.

    We need to get them to go after other demographic groups. Insult the Irish, or Koreans or something. Or Mid-Westerners. Something. They’re dumb enough and crazy enough to fall for it, so, encourage away.

  252. Shithouse Troll said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:36

    What kind of dirt are you going to dig up on an eleven-year-old, dumbass? That she let Bobby Jones cheat off her test? Fuck off.

    Just you wait until next week, when Drudge publishes an expose about how Sasha was wearing her “Tuesday” panties on Friday.

  253. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:36

    Only leftists like the assassin of Kennedy would stoop so low as to use violence.

    Tell that to the Unitarians, the Holocaust Museum, or Oklahoma City.

  254. El Cid said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:36

    Aw, Righteous Bubba, that’s more beautiful than Say-ruh deserves.

  255. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:36

    Dammit! BEGONE, Shithouse Troll!

  256. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:37

    And the guys who killed MLK, Medgar Evers and those three civil rights boys were… what wing again?

  257. bayville said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:38

    In six months, she’ll be a sparring partner for O’Really and regular columnist at Big Hollywood.

  258. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:39

    Insult the Irish

    I’m still waiting for them to make a comment about Belfast to the tone-deaf tune they applied to Sunni/Shia Muslims.

    That’ll get ‘em hoping.

  259. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:39

    WE DON’T WANT THE IRISH.

  260. Julia Grey said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:39

    Now we will attack his wife and kids.

    Yes! Do it!

    And see what a beautiful opportunity you create for Obama to once again demonstrate his class and aplomb.

    Palin, on the other hand, obviously has too thin a skin for this game. Goodbye and good luck, crybaby.

  261. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:42

    ZOMG. Why do wingnuts only care about rape when they use it metaphorically to discuss the “persecution” of their own?

    Erick Erickson via Twitter: “I think the left and MSM will now be embldned 2 serially gang rape conservative politicians, particularly female ones and their families.”

  262. Orange Tom said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:42

    I’m pretty sure (after watching the tape) that her crack dealer cut her off and was so iritated by her that he threatened to expose her unless she left office. That little announcement of hers had all the traits of someone addressing a crowd of interdimensional reptilians whilst bugs were crawling out of her skin. Someone should’ve given her a last hit off the pipe before she walked up there….

  263. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:43

    Well, you attacked Palins children (inclusing Trigan an infant).

    We will find somethin on them, especially when they are a bit older. Just wait. It will get dirty, libs.

  264. lobbey said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:43

    Umm, not being expert or anything, but am I the only one who while listening to that got the feeling of someone who was high on some sort of “upper” or something? Is this how she really speaks

    No, the weird basketball story was also a give away she was high. I’ve listened to it 3 times, and I still don’t understand it. I have heard more coherent sentences from pot smokers on a 24 hr bender.

  265. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:44

    There once was a guv named Palin,
    Againt the system she was railin’
    But it did her no good
    For no one understood,
    Her rhetoric was epically failin’

  266. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:48

    There’s definitely something big coming down on her. Watch the first 1:10 of the clip again. She references “blah blah blah great administration, handing it over to Lt. Guv so it can continue uninterrupted” and “instead of hitting our head against the wall and let millions of your dollars go down the drain in this new political environment.”

    Sorry it’s not an exact quote; I can’t even transcribe anything that disjointed and nonsensical. But she seems to be alluding to some entanglement she knows is coming.

  267. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:49

    No, the weird basketball story was also a give away she was high.

    You gotta keep your eye on the basket, so that you know when to pass.
    Keep your eye on the ball – because Palin knows when it’s time to pass the ball – for VICTORY!!!!

    WTF? Sure she wears glasses, but I didn’t think she could focus them four eyes on different things like chameleons do.

  268. Looney Tunes said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:49

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESidBrr2cxk

  269. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:49

    ’m pretty sure (after watching the tape) that her crack dealer cut her off and was so iritated by her that he threatened to expose her unless she left office.

    Someone over at The Mudflats is speculating there’s a tie-in with the drug charges against Levi’s mom – maybe with Bristol’s cell phone being used in a deal.

  270. The Red Badger of Courage said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:50

    We will start making jokes about and digging up dirt on Malia and Sasha the way you did about Palins children. Fair is fair.

    AROO! AROO! MUST CREDIT TROOFIE!!!
    Sources at Siddons Friends report that Malia called a classmate a “doodie head” and accused him of having cooties.

    Developing…

  271. The Truthful Problem With Barbie Dolls said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:51

    Pssst… Chicago/Mr GOP/The Truth… I’ve got something on the Obama kids for you. Fresh from the African Press International wires. Apparently, they were born in Kenya

    And do you know what’s worse? Their father is a black man

    A black man … WHO IS YOUR PRESIDENT.

    Ahahaha…! Suck it down, Truthie you violent, hypocritical freak show. Today the good guys won another round.

  272. Snorghagen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:51

    I didn’t mean physically, morons. I meant attack politically.

    This can only mean that they’re going to expose Sasha’s background as a senior cadre in the Shining Path.

  273. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:55

    According to the Anchorage Daily News, she told Parnell on Wednesday night she was going to resign.

  274. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:57

    To all them folks saying this is a great first step towards 2012 (i.e. Bill Kristol):
    2008 – BHO and JiSM3 – both sitting senators
    2004 – W and Kerry – incumbent and sitting senator
    2000 – W and algore – incumbent VP and sitting govenor
    1996 – Clinton and Dole – incumbent and sitting senator
    1992 – Clinton and Bush 1 – incumbent and sitting govenor
    1988 – Bush 1 and Dukakis – incumbent VP and whatever the fuck Dukakis was.

    When’s Lisa Murkowski up for re-election?

  275. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:59

    Thers is funny once more. Check out that Dana Perino link.

  276. Julia Grey said,

    July 4, 2009 at 2:59

    We will find somethin on them, especially when they are a bit older. Just wait. It will get dirty, libs.

    We’re scared to death.

    No, really. Terrified.

  277. The Red Badger of Courage said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:03

    And the inevitable happens…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT_OwLS6Uew

    Play her off… meh, you know the rest.

  278. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:04

    Invisible Pink Unicorn help me. I have a deep dark secret that brings me great shame. I kinda find Dana Perino hot.

  279. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:05

    We will find somethin on them, especially when they are a bit older.

    Like, in eight years or so, when it can really damage Obama’s presidency.

  280. J Neo Marvin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:05

    If Palin wants to run in 2012, why not do exactly what she announced today? It’s an enormous gamble – but it could be a shrewd one.

    Yeah, that tactic worked so well for Bob Dole.

    (Now I’ll go back and read the thread to see if someone beat me to that wisecrack.)

  281. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:08

    Invisible Pink Unicorn help me.

    Dana Perino’s muse speaks:

    If Sarah Palin was trying to make news today, she had odd timing. At a time when Farah Fawcett and Ed McMahon’s deaths paled — almost as much as another recently departed celebrity’s skin — into insignificance, perhaps she hoped her resignation on a holiday Friday would pass unnoticed.

  282. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:10

    Like, in eight years or so, when it can really damage Obama’s presidency.
    You forget the damage it could do to those future presidencies of the much-anticipated Obama dynasty.

  283. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:11

    I kinda find Dana Perino hot.

    It’s all Botox and spackled makeup and pure evil. Don’t fall for it.

  284. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:14

    …the much-anticipated Obama dynasty.

    I’m not much for supporting stuff just to piss off the wingers – but President Michelle “check out those arms” Obama would be such a wingnut outrage singularity that I can’t not back it 110%.

  285. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:14

    Then, @ 4:25 in, she pulls the “anyone who ridicules/criticizes/questions stuff I have done hates the troops” card. Though because she’s Sarah Palin, you have to untangle the verbal tangle to get to it.

    The common subtext through the whole thing is the martyr role she casts for herself, which has been her go-to mode all along – she’s doing this because the political climate is so nasty so she has to do what’s best for Alaska. As if photoshops of Trigg as Batboy somehow have caused material damage to Alaska or Alaskans. Very evasive overall, and of course, we have a lot of experience with how she responds when she’s lying or trying to avoid telling the whole story. It’s pretty clear that stepping down is not something she wanted to do. Something big is brewing.

  286. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:14

    You forget the damage it could do to those future presidencies of the much-anticipated Obama dynasty.

    You’re right, I did forget that. This is why I’m not a political strategist, although I could still kick the shit out of that guy Hillary used.

  287. Nom de Plume said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:14

    My Christ, but Republicans know how to cry. If it isn’t Sanford blubbering, or Palin retreating like a warblogger from a military recruiter, it’s countless other wingnuts threatening to secede or simply run away from home (aka, “Going Galt”). What a bunch of quitting, whining, caterwauling fucking jellyfish.

    Seriously, did we actually just spend 8 years feeling intimidated by these invertebrates?

  288. M. Bouffant said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:17

    Note well soon-to-be-ex Gov. Palin’s offers of support to politicians, blah, “of either party or no party,” & the litmus test followed by a bloodbath (from tigrismus @23:23):

    Jim Nuzzo, a White House aide to the first President Bush, dismissed Mrs Palin’s critics as “cocktail party conservatives” who “give aid and comfort to the enemy”.

    He told The Sunday Telegraph: “There’s going to be a bloodbath. A lot of people are going to be excommunicated. David Brooks and David Frum and Peggy Noonan are dead people in the Republican Party. The litmus test will be: where did you stand on Palin?”

    & Prof.Corncob’s link to someone suggesting Sarah wants to be leader of the “Tea Party,” I’m starting to think that if some really awful revelation is about to be made (so awful it calls for a pre-emptive resignation) Palin’s trying to spin it into some sort of split in the Republican party, where she & the Joe the Douchebag, “going from the gut” crowd can indeed split from the effete, inna-leckshul cocktail party crowd of Eastern elitists.

    Or, she could simply have decided to quit because she knew she wouldn’t be able to split the Goofy Old Party (Remember all the crap about the Photoshop that used Trig’s body. She started it, as we say. Stupid move to call more attention to oneself if shit is near the fan. Unless she was setting herself up as a victim of the media as soon as she heard about the shoe that may be about to drop.) from Alaska, & flying all over hell & leaving the state to pole-dance in her running outfits at fund-raising events would drop her Alaska poll numbers, so she & Kristol decided to make their power grab now.

    Conservative Civil War, as mentioned above.

  289. Arguing With Signposts said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:21

    Dragon:

    I’m not much for supporting stuff just to piss off the wingers – but President Michelle “check out those arms” Obama would be such a wingnut outrage singularity that I can’t not back it 110%.

    At Balloon Juice, it’s the “wingularity.”

    And I am probably outside the majority on this, but I actually “enjoyed” the troll showing up for this thread. It made for some comedy gold.

    Troofie/Chicago Way’s insanity is almost like a straight man in a comedy routine.

  290. Ron said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:22

    More information on “grassroots” supporters gathering across the nation to support Sarah Palin for President in 2012 can be found online at http://www.palin4pres2012.com

    Note, the website is in danger of crashing due to the flood of readers and supporters signing up to show their interest in a Palin Candidacy. The GOP establishment had better watch out, Sarah Palin and Ron Paul combined with the power of the internet will remove the stranglehold of GOP special interests and the elites who have brought the party to its knees in defeat in the 2008 elections.

  291. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:25

    Reagan wasn’t holding any office when he ran for President.

  292. Oregon Guy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:25

    Yes, the Wingularity is almost upon us.

    Their anthem is “Yakety Sax.”

  293. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:25

    Thanks Ron!

    “Sarah Palin is the next Ronald Reagan.” — Richard Viguerie

    Her brain’s a lump of mush already!

  294. M. Bouffant said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:25

    A Message from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

    retreating like a warblogger from a military recruiter

    Good one!

  295. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:25

    Yeah, Ron Paul was quite the powerhouse in 2008.

  296. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:25

    It’s all Botox and spackled makeup and pure evil. Don’t fall for it.

    Don’t worry too much about me. I find all sorts of stuff hot – and some of it has the risk of botulism toxins too (mmmm rotted meat).

  297. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:26

    Reagan wasn’t holding any office when he ran for President.

    The difference is that Reagan could form a sentence.

  298. CBrinton said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:26

    The text of Palin’s speech (from the official Alaska state website) includes the following (it’s a verbatim quote):

    In the words of General MacArthur said, “We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

    There’s no record of MacArthur saying that (although he might have, on some occasion, I guess). But USMC Gen. Oliver P. Smith, during the fighting around the Chosin reservoir in North Korea, famously said “Retreat, hell. We’re just attacking in a different direction.”

    Jarheads generally dislike MacArthur (for some reason). It should be interesting to see if any of the 101st Chairborne mention this mangling of US military history.

  299. ice weasel said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:29

    Seriously, she’s either totally mentally unbalanced or the dumbest hunk of protein in the world. Why someone, anyone, didn’t just wrestle that mic away from her after two minutes of her panting blather is beyond me and someone should have done it not to shit her up but to save herself, once again.

    I bet all the republicans are so proud of their loser/quitter now. She’s the perfect republican candidate for president. palin is possibly the only person in republican politics less qualified than the last moron they put into the office. And that, my friends, is saying something.

  300. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:30

    Ken, I remember when lins laughed at Reagan.

    They sure weren’t laughing on election night 1980 and 1984.

    I will work as hard as I van, and so will every conservative, to ensure there will never again be another November, 2008.

  301. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:31

    I bet all the republicans are so proud of their loser/quitter now.

    Well, here’s another thing we can all bet on – over/under for how long it takes before we hear the first “Sarah who?” from the wingnut side.

  302. Oregon Guy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:32

    Goddamn, that’s a funny troll.

  303. owlbear1 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:33

    Sarah Palin and Ron Paul combined with the power of the internet will remove the stranglehold of GOP special interests and the elites who have brought the party to its knees in defeat in the 2008 elections.

    Then they’ll surrender to Alaska…

  304. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:33

    Talking Pants Marshall thinks it’s a scandal.
    Hilzoy thinks it’s a scandal.
    DougJ thinks it’s a scandal.
    Faiz Shakir has even picked a scandal for it to be.

    Michael Scherer and Bill Kristol think it’s a genius move for 2012.

    I think I’m gonna go with scandal.

  305. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:33

    They sure weren’t laughing on election night 1980 and 1984.

    Maybe that’s because only a total fucking moron would laugh about something that’s going to hurt him and his family.

  306. Arguing With Signposts said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:35

    I will work as hard as I van, and so will every conservative, to ensure there will never again be another November, 2008.

    I think even Kristol could predict that there will never be another November, 2008.

    Bookmark it! Libs!

    LOL

  307. Snorghagen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:35

    Yeah, this is probably because of some looming scandal, but its very odd. It’s strange for a major political player to resign in anticipation of a scandal – usually they only get pried out of office after the scandal has run its course, after their career is wrecked and their supporters alienated. It’s especially strange for someone as narcissistic as Palin, who seems to have an exceptional ability to rationalize away her problems.

    I look forward to hearing what’s behind this weird episode.

  308. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:35

    Talking Pants Marshall thinks it’s a scandal.
    Hilzoy thinks it’s a scandal.
    DougJ thinks it’s a scandal.
    Faiz Shakir has even picked a scandal for it to be.

    She more or less said a shoe was about to drop, if you managed to watch the whole thing and chop your way through the jungle of mangled metaphors and sentence fragments. So yeah, it’s a scandal.

  309. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:36

    Reagan wasn’t holding any office when he ran for President.

    The difference is that Reagan could form a sentence.

    The difference is also that Reagan was a loyal party man who, even though he was always pushed to the back by the moderates, built alliances and supported the party and never back-stabbed anyone in the party – hence his famous “Eleventh Commandment” quip. When it was his “turn” he was justly rewarded.

    Caribou Barbie has been burning her bridges throughout her career.

    Oh, and Reagan didn’t cry and quit, either.

  310. M. Bouffant said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:36

    to ensure [sic] there will never again be another November, 2008.

    Troofie’s hard work pays off. I just checked my calendar.

  311. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:37

    I look forward to hearing what’s behind this weird episode.

    Me too – the preemptive quit is very weird, maybe it means she’s about to fuck off out of the country.

  312. M. Bouffant said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:37

    “Ron” @3:22 is central to my point @3:17.

  313. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:37

    Hey, wouldn’t it be something if the scandal was that Willow is, in fact, pregnant? After Palin and Todd spent over a week feuding with Letterman in umbrage over the invented slander to their 14-year old daughter?

  314. owlbear1 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:37

    Palin, the leading tea-bagger in America?

    Run SARAH! RUN!!!

  315. Truculent and Unreliable said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:38

    Don’t worry too much about me. I find all sorts of stuff hot – and some of it has the risk of botulism toxins too (mmmm rotted meat).

    Your immune system must be made of stone.

    Speaking of botulism toxins and rotting meat, has anyone checked out Atlas Shrugs yet? I’ll bet it’s fucking brilliant, but there is no way in hell I am going to head over to that shithole.

  316. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:39

    Wonder how John Ziegler is taking this?

  317. The Very Renerend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:39

    Shit! Troofus is back? No, no, no, fuckstain, first you acknowledge that that “Million Mogadishus” quote you attributed to Michael Moore yesterday was from then-Columbia-University-Assistant-Professor Nicholas De Genova. Until then, you don’t to tell any more fresh lies. One big stinking pile of shit at a time, Bucko!

  318. Bitter Scribe said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:39

    My Christ, but Republicans know how to cry.

    They do seem a blubbery bunch, no?

  319. M. Bouffant said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:39

    As is A. W/ Signposts @3:35.

  320. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:39

    maybe it means she’s about to fuck off out of the country.

    Well, she should have just gone on the lam from Kosovo. Why’d she come back?

  321. Arguing With Signposts said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:40

    As if they couldn’t be less reality based, Erick the Red compares Sarahcuda to Obi-Wan Kenobi!:

    4. I’ve had this running thought all day, perhaps because I was watching it on TV in HD for the first time, that this is kind of like Ben Kenobi letting Darth Vader strike him down. Palin is not going to run in 2012, but by doing this she can now become Barack Obama’s worst nightmare, and help rebuild the opposition to Obama. How? Because were she to remain a 2012 contender, she’d keep having stories by anonymous McCain campaign staffers and other 2012 contenders going after her and her family. Take that ambition off the table and it neutralizes a lot of that. So she can focus on candidates and ideas without an ulterior motive focused on 2012.

  322. IVAN THE CONSERVATIVE said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:41

    I will work as hard as Ivan, and so will every conservative…IN RUSSIA, COUNTRY WRECKS THE CONSERVATIVES BWAHAHA,

    but seriously, funniest troll evar…

  323. Citizen_X said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:42

    Sarah Palin and Ron Paul combined with the power of the internet

    Oh, laugh all you want, but they have BLIMPS, bitchez.

    BLIMPS!!!1!!

  324. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:43

    Well, she should have just gone on the lam from Kosovo. Why’d she come back?

    I’m thinking because whatever spurred this press conference was something that came up very soon before it.

  325. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:44

    So she can focus on candidates and ideas without an ulterior motive focused on 2012.

    Because, again, she’s proven herself such a savvy operator in the past. Behold the way she nimbly worked through interviews! Marvel at her ability to form a coherent sentence, and sustain a thought!

    What is it about her that makes her family so special? Politicians get their families slandered all the time — I’m thinking of McCain and his “love child.” Why is it such a weakness for Palin?

    Is it because she’s a poor widdle wady and poor widdle wadies need defending…?

  326. Snorghagen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:44

    Conservative Civil War…

    Which side gets dibs on those snazzy Confederate uniforms?

  327. Righteous Bubba said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:45

    Wonder how John Ziegler is taking this?

    I think he pulled up to the press conference but left when there weren’t enough people.

  328. Galt's Gulch Water Board said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:45

    It seems obvious that she didn’t fall, she was pushed. By her own party.

  329. The Kid from Kounty Meath said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:49

    What’s Troofy’s problem with November 2008? I thought it was when the results from Virginia and North Carolina came in, and they were declared for McCain. We were disappointed, but “no big deal, change can’t come overnight” was our comment. Florida went red, and a little nervousness crept in. The usual suspects fell into the usual categories. As the night dragged on, Ohio, Colorado, and (much to our horror) Pennsylvania were too close to call.
    We woke up to a McCain presidency and the Great Liberal Freakout was on.
    That sounds like a situation you’d ENJOY, Troofy. What happened?

  330. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:49

    that this is kind of like Ben Kenobi letting Darth Vader strike him down.

    Red State == “These are not the dorks you’re looking for.”

  331. Lesley said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:49

    Palin and Palin family quotes for posterity and t-shirts.

    “It would be apathetic to just hunker down and go with the flow. We’re fishermen, We know that only dead fish go with the flow.” S. Palin

    “A good point guard knows exactly when to pass the ball, so that the team can win. And that is what I’m doing.” S. Palin

    “There’s no way she could effectively govern when she was spending so much time defending herself.” S. Palin’s brother, Chuck Heath.

  332. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:52

    … if you managed to watch the whole thing and chop your way through the jungle of mangled metaphors and sentence fragments.

    Umm, no I didn’t. I blame MTV.

    Seriously though, you managed to watch the whole thing, and even decipher some of it? Kudos, despite my botulism-loving rotting-meat-eating tendencies – you have greater intestinal fortitude than I.

  333. Some Guy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 3:59

    “Hey, does that 17 year old Daughter of the pro-family values, anti-sex education, pro-christian, moral majority Vice Presidential Candidate look 7 months pregnant to you, too?” apparently equals slimy political attacks.

    It wasn’t iceberg’s fault that the Titanic sunk, spanky.

    Citizen, I will vote for any candidate who builds and uses a campaign airship.

  334. The Dark Avenger said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:02

    to ensure there will never again be another November, 2008.

    prediction, like the one I made here last year:

    “Bookmark this, libs!”

  335. J— said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:03

    When’s Lisa Murkowski up for re-election?

    2010. Watch that Republican Senate primary.

  336. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:08

    I am NOT “The Truth/Authentic”.

    He was even on yesterday and tols you he hadn’t been on here for months. I’m someone else. I’m not a “sockpuppet”.

  337. Newbie McNoob said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:08

    Seriously, though. This was the Great White (and I do mean White) Hope of the Republican Party? This was the reborn Iron Lady who was going to knock Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il into a corner, Christianize Iran and North Korea and cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average to surpass 50K all in her second day as POTUS?

    The Barracuda appears to be a guppy.

    How can we expect wingnut politicians to face down Russia and China when they’re scared shitless by the left-wing blogosphere?

  338. The Kid from Kounty Meath said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:13

    Hey, guys, if Troofie said something, it must be true! We owe the Great Chicago Flamer an apology. Thank GOD he so closely follows what other trolls say. You know, like real people do.

  339. Oregon Guy said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:14

    And I am most assuredly NOT any of the 60 or so nyms I have used on this site since 2005.

  340. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:16

    Sarah Palin and Ron Paul combined with the power of the internet will remove the stranglehold of GOP special interests and the elites

    Tail desperately seeking dog, with objective of wagging.

  341. Arguing With Signposts said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:16

    Shorter The Chicago Way:

    “These are not the trolls you are looking for.”

  342. Phil said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:19

    I guess she got tired of being a target. Can’t blame her for that.

  343. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:20

    Oh, just watched the video again, and see she got in a little dig:

    I don’t want any Alaskan dissuaded from entering politics after seeing this REAL “climate change” that began in August.

    Hah hah. Not that fake climate change stuff those science guys are talking about! REAL climate change had to do with her entering national politics.

    And who says human beings don’t affect the climate.

  344. Jennifer said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:21

    I guess she got tired of being a target. Can’t blame her for that.

    If you don’t go around with a “kick me” sign taped to your back, or wearing a sweater with a big target on it, or starting feuds with David Letterman, you can pretty much avoid most of that stuff.

    She’s stepping down because she has to.

  345. The Kid from Kounty Meath said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:23

    “I don’t want any Alaskan dissuaded from entering politics after seeing this REAL ‘climate change’ that began in August.”
    This sentiment is so narcissistic it makes me briefly wonder if Palin is Troofie.

  346. Newbie McNoob said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:23

    The GOP shouldn’t fret too much. There’s still time to draft a Feldman/Haim ticket for 2012.

  347. The Truthful Problem With Trying To Be Clever said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:24

    I am NOT “The Truth/Authentic”.

    He was even on yesterday and tols you he hadn’t been on here for months. I’m someone else. I’m not a “sockpuppet”.

    Except of course, “The Chicago Way” is an entirely new name today; so logically if you were posting yesterday, today’s name has to be a sockpuppet of some kind.

    And of course, no one in this thread linked those two names together. They linked “The Truth” and “Mr GOP” and someone did a single parody of “The Authentic”. Funny how you seem to have linked them today though, isn’t it?

    Seriously Troofie… You genuinely aren’t that smart, and people here really, truly are; You can occasionally stay sane long enough to at least be consistent, but you never rise above the level of immature “nah nah you can’t see the real me!” debate you’d get on the Nickelodeon boards… but we smart people spot the little nervous ticks and obsessions that give away the same old lunatic fringe again and again.

    Just recently, you’ve been compelled to use variations on Obama/Chicago/Corruption in all your posts and names, presumably because you heard Rush mention it. And none of it matters. Because…

    BARACK OBAMA IS YOUR PRESIDENT

    And Sarah Palin has gone from “Gosh darn it down home heroine destined to give us 4 years of pure liberal-annoying joy” to “She’ll never hold elected office again, and I’m so drunk and inconsolable I can’t even type 3 letter words correctly anymore!”

    Ahahaha.

    Care to give us a guess as to what scandal it will turn out to be? Go on Troofus… give us something to bookmark again :)

  348. litbrit said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:26

    Max Blumenthal has got yer scandal right here, posted less than three hours ago at the Daily Beast:

    Did a Scandal Sink the U.S.S. Palin?

    CNN and other major news outlets have reported that Sarah Palin has abruptly resigned as governor of Alaska. The suddenness of her announcement raises the question about whether Palin resigned to avert a major scandal. One logical place to start looking is the affair that has Alaska political circles buzzing: an alleged scandal centered around a building contractor, Spenard Building Supplies, with close ties to Palin and her husband, Todd.

    Many political observers in Alaska are fixated on rumors that federal investigators have been seizing paperwork from SBS in recent months, searching for evidence that Palin and her husband Todd steered lucrative contracts to the well-connected company in exchange for gifts like the construction of their home on pristine Lake Lucille in 2002. The home was built just two months before Palin began campaigning for governor, a job which would have provided her enhanced power to grant building contracts in the wide-open state.

    SBS has close ties to the Palins. The company has not only sponsored Todd Palin’s snowmobile team, according to the Village Voice’s Wayne Barrett, it hired Sarah Palin to do a statewide television commercial in 2004.

    Though Todd Palin told Fox News he built his Lake Lucille home with the help of a few “buddies,” according to Barrett’s report, public records revealed that SBS supplied the materials for the house. While serving as mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin blocked an initiative that would have required the public filing of building permits—thus momentarily preventing the revelation of such suspicious information.

    Just months before Palin left city hall to campaign for governor, she awarded a contract to SBS to help build the $13 million Wasilla Sports Complex. The most expensive building project in Wasilla history, the complex cost the city an additional $1.3 million in legal fees and threw it into severe long-term debt. For SBS, however, the bloated and bungled project was a cash cow.

    Whether the alleged federal investigation into the Palins and SBS prompted her resignation could not be confirmed. But prior to her sudden announcement, Palin gave every indication that she intended to complete her tenure as governor.

  349. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:26

    Which side gets dibs on those snazzy Confederate uniforms?

    Both. That’s part of the fun.

  350. NotOnScript said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:30

    Just think of how good Governor Palin’s speech would have been if she’d used a teleprompter. Oh well.

  351. Newbie McNoob said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:31

    I am NOT “The Truth/Authentic”.

    Agreed. You’re not anywhere near the truth and you’re far from authentic.

  352. The Tragically Flip said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:33

    This needed more praise:

    Tehanu:
    Yes. Except that any “ruining” was through her slimeball country, snowbilly tactics.

    Snowbilly. Awesome.

  353. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:33

    There is no scandal. Noneam Just blog bullshit.

    This is simply a loving mother sacrificing her career to defend her children from lib attcks.

  354. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:34

    Which side gets dibs on those snazzy Confederate uniforms?

    Are these the ones from Neiman-Marcus that cost $150000?

  355. Snorghagen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:36

    …has anyone checked out Atlas Shrugs yet? I’ll bet it’s fucking brilliant, but there is no way in hell I am going to head over to that shithole.

    It is indeed high quality wingnutitude:

    My take? If Palin is anything like I think she is (know she is), Obama’s treasonous presidency is responsible for this. She, like all patriotic Americans, is shocked by what is happening. Obama is destroying this country. She knows it. We all know it. We need a leader. She is answering our call.

    She did not quit. She is going to get into the fight to save America. Watch what happens.

  356. The Kid from Kounty Meath said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:36

    “Noneam Just blog bullshit.”
    Wow, Troofie started typing with his forehead early this time. Tell us, Troofie, whom among us is a faggot? We’re waiting with bated breath. Masterfully bated.

  357. The Tragically Flip said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:37

    Nom de plume:

    My Christ, but Republicans know how to cry. If it isn’t Sanford blubbering, or Palin retreating like a warblogger from a military recruiter, it’s countless other wingnuts threatening to secede or simply run away from home (aka, “Going Galt”). What a bunch of quitting, whining, caterwauling fucking jellyfish.

    Seriously, did we actually just spend 8 years feeling intimidated by these invertebrates?

    Spectacular.

  358. The Chicago Wank said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:39

    The only children whose welfare I care about are those of a woman I desire a pity-fuck from. Not right now, though, since I came at the thought of going after Barack Obama’s children.

  359. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:39

    She is going to get into the fight to save America. Watch what happens.

    I think she’s telling us libs to bookmark that.

  360. Snorghagen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:42

    Oops, my link to Pammycakes is bad. Try this.

    If you dare.

  361. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:45

    Huff Po: The head of the Republican Governor’s Association said on Friday that in emails sent to him moments before she announced her resignation as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin discussed expanding the role she played in the Republican Party.

    “Part of her decision is she wants to spend more time campaigning for candidates,” Nick Ayers, the executive director of the RGA, told Fox News.

    She’s going to exploit her popularity as a way to keep out of the media?

  362. Smut Clyde said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:46

    She is going to get into the fight to save America. Watch what happens.

    Apparently the intellectual marketplace contains an yawning, unfilled gap for “Calls to violent revolution !!1! (since peaceful politics has led to the election of the wrong president)”.

  363. Spiny Norman said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:47

    The speech was given — not merely on a Friday — but on the first day of a three day holiday weekend during which we have Wimbledon, the start of the Tour de France, and, in a couple days, Jacko’s funeral.

    Ypu people simply do not understand messaging. Obviously, this is a political masterstroke of the first order. Like a first order equation of messaging.

    Also.

  364. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:50

    This is simply a loving mother sacrificing her career to defend her children from lib attcks.

    By resigning from public office so she can spend more time exploiting her popularity in highly partisan support of political candidates.

    C’mon, Troofy. I’m surprised your head doesn’t explode. Even Sarah isn’t saying that she’s sacrificing her career to defend her children. She says it’s to allow her to pursue her politics without the burden of being a public servant.

    Although, to be fair, I’m not surprised you didn’t get that from her word-salad of a speech – it’s pretty tough to parse her and you’re not that bright.

  365. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:50

    Bobby Jindal, do you have a lobster fetish we should know about?

    Yes, and of course butter is involved. Lots of warm, melted, sweet butter.

  366. gene said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:52

    I listened to her 6 minute resignation speech, and all I can say is WHAT THE FUCK IS SHE TALKING ABOUT???? Jesus! 6 minutes of incoherent babbling. I AM BECOME SARAH, THE DESTROYER OF WORDS!

  367. Sarah Milhous Palin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:53

    My husband was a saint!

  368. Lobster Newberg said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:55

    I did not have sexual relations with that man, Mr. Jindal!

  369. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:56

    Pammy: If Palin is anything like I think she is (know she is), Obama’s treasonous presidency is responsible for this. She, like all patriotic Americans, is shocked by what is happening. Obama is destroying this country. She knows it. We all know it. We need a leader. She is answering our call.

    Yeah. That’s why she’s spent virtually all her airtime talking about things like Late-Night Show jokes and Miss California.

    Bonus Pammy lunacy:

    This is a great speech.

    How could anyone watch that train-wreck of a speech and call it great? Even the most fervid sympathizers must have been cringing and worrying about her mental stability.

    I mean Palin’s. But I guess that explains it.

  370. Ken Lowery said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:57

    She says it’s to allow her to pursue her politics without the burden of being a public servant.

    True nuff. She’s learned from Rush et al that it’s so much easier being a talking head if you don’t ever have to be held accountable for anything.

  371. owlbear1 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 4:57

    Bobby “Craw-Daddy-oh” Jindal.

    Mmmm, Butter!

  372. The Tragically Flip said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:03

    Just think of how good Governor Palin’s speech would have been if she’d used a teleprompter. Oh well.

    Haha. One up the slight upshots about all their bizarre non-scandal scandals, is that they hamstring themselves. Now Republicans can’t use teleprompters, drink orange juice, wear sleeveless tops, check their tire pressure, garden, eat arugula, wear pantsuits or earthtones, ever appear anywhere without a flag pin at any time, sigh, or win medals for valiant combat service in war after volunteering for it.

    Ok, that last one is not something they’ll miss, but I look forward to a Republican crashing his car because he had thrown out his tire gauge in order to spite Obama.

  373. Tony B.Liar said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:09

    Truly, she was the Pinheads Princess.

  374. St. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:10

    One up the slight upshots about all their bizarre non-scandal scandals, is that they hamstring themselves.

    That would be true if they gave a shit, or even remembered, what they said more than fifteen seconds earlier.

  375. Snorghagen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:10

    Apparently the intellectual marketplace contains an yawning, unfilled gap for “Calls to violent revolution !!1! (since peaceful politics has led to the election of the wrong president)”.

    Peaceful politics often leads to a coherent analysis of public policy and rational decision-making, and that’s exactly the kind of shit that can land you in a world of trouble. America needs someone like Sarah Palin to turn back the tide of sanity.

  376. Loretta6286 said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:21

    Sarah Palin has ingeniously distracted us from the health care reform bill. Please don’t let her destroy our chances to get health care.

    We all need health care! Write to these Dem Senators to tell them we want a public option or single-payer health care. The information was gathered from http://www.billpressshow.com/

    Here are the culprits who are holding up our root canals and mammograms:-)

    It only takes a few minutes, and you will FEEL SO MUCH BETTER AFTERWARD! Sara Palin is trying to distract us from getting healthcare! Click their namnes to be directed to web communication with each Senator.

    If you want a direct link to their email web pages go to http://portlandlivingweird.blogspot.com

    Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

    Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

    Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)

    Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

    These names are reported by The Hill

    http://www.portlandia.etsy.com

  377. Nosfer-Blart-Two said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:37

    Dudes, you are all funny-funny, but, until now, the creme de joke hasn’t been heard.
    ahem… Sarah Palin believes in Opposite Election.

  378. Not Looch who is never to return said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:45

    Her speech gives new meaning to the phrase, “bimbo eruption.”

  379. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    July 4, 2009 at 5:56

    Through all the hoo-hah and kerfuffle, I completely forgot to mention my first impression of this whole situation.

    To wit,

    BWWAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA!

    Suck it, cons!

  380. Smiling Mortician said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:16

    Oops, my link to Pammycakes is bad.
    Please don’t blame yourself.

  381. Dr Zen said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:28

    wat

  382. purvis ames said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:29

    Uh, doesn’t anyone realize that Mrs. Palin is about to be indicted for accepting bribes? A larger national presence, my ass.

  383. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:33

    That is central to our point.

  384. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:45

    Again, children, she will not be indicted for anything.

    Perhaps it would behoove you to get your information from other sources besides the Huffington Post and MSNBC, libs.

  385. J Neo Marvin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:54

    She’s going to “make a difference for..our priorities…and so we will…for Alaskans….AND for Americans!”

    I think this means she’s gearing up to be the AIP candidate for first president of an independent Alaska.

    I like the way she gleefully talks about “not banging our head against the wall” in such a way that it sounds like she’s been banging her own head against a wall for the last few days. Whatever, lady. Will you please go away now?

  386. The Chicago Way said,

    July 4, 2009 at 6:55

    Want to bookmark something?

    Bookmark this: there will be no Palin scandal or “other shoe” dropping.

  387. J Neo Marvin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 7:12

    “The world needs more Trigs, not fewer.”

    Translation: “if the median intelligence level of the U.S. was a lot lower, I’d have a better chance at the White House!”

  388. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 7:28

    Bookmark this: there will be no Palin scandal or “other shoe” dropping.

    snicker.

  389. J Neo Marvin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 7:30

    Bookmark this: there will be no Palin scandal or “other shoe” dropping.

    So she will now disappear into obscurity and America will no longer have to put up with her inane jabbering? Excellent.

  390. g said,

    July 4, 2009 at 7:38

    I’m surprised she hasn’t shaved her head and started beating on journalists’ cars with an umbrella.

  391. jasperjava said,

    July 4, 2009 at 8:49

    Bookmark this: there will be no Palin scandal or “other shoe” dropping.

    In that case, her resignation makes her look even dumber.

  392. jasperjava said,

    July 4, 2009 at 8:52

    “The world needs more Trigs, not fewer.”

    Translation: “if the median intelligence level of the U.S. was a lot lower, I’d have a better chance at the White House!”

    Hey, that’s not fair. From what i can tell, Trig is the smartest member of the family. His IQ is way beyond his mother’s, at any rate (or grandmother, as the case may be).

  393. J Neo Marvin said,

    July 4, 2009 at 10:01

    Hey, that’s not fair. From what i can tell, Trig is the smartest member of the family. His IQ is way beyond his mother’s, at any rate (or grandmother, as the case may be).

    Let us not forget, we are grading on a curve here.

  394. The Truthful Problem With Libs said,

    July 4, 2009 at 10:27

    This is simply a loving mother sacrificing her career to defend her children from lib attcks.

    ‘My problem with Libs is that I can’t stop calling them “libs”, even in the next comment after I denied I’m The Truth/The Authentic, you know, the only idiot here who ever used that contraction here.’

    Want to bookmark something?

    Bookmark this: there will be no Palin scandal or “other shoe” dropping.

    Oh, I don’t need to actually bookmark it; You aren’t important enough or enraging enough to keep any record of you in my daily life. But you really don’t have a clue how the real world works, do you? Do you even know what a “Google Bomb” is? You just help me tie your own words here into the phrase “bookmark this”, so now when I do a quick google search for “Sadly No Bookmark This” it’ll most likely find both the above, and this classic;

    It is not going to happen, liberals. Your echo chamber is reverberating now with your shouts of victory before you’ve won a single state. I almost feel badly for you, because when McCain wins, your astonishment will be overwhelming. I say “almost” because your ideology is nasty, anti-free speech, and absolutist, and every decent person will sigh in relief when it goes down to defeat once more.

    Here is how it will go down next week. First, the results from Virginia and North Carolina will come in, and they’ll be declared for McCain. You’ll be disappointed, but “no big deal, change can’t come overnight” will be your comment. Florida will go red, and a little nervousness will creep in. The usual suspects will fall into the usual categories. As the night drags on, Ohio, Colorado, and (much to your horror) Pennsylvania will be too close to call.

    My advice at this point to you will be to go to bed. You will wake up to a McCain presidency and the Great Liberal Freakout will be on.

    Bookmark this, liberals, as this is exactly how it is going to go down. You will be wonder how the hell I was able to call this.

    Thus it took me about 1 minute then to write this entire post. And after helping me to have a quick laugh at you, I can now go on the rest of my fruitful day with an added spring in my step.

    But you know, for the 1 minute I spend here thinking about you, I really feel sorry for your wasted life. It must be terrible to spend your entire life crippled by hate for a world you don’t understand, and you must shake every day as you realize you really don’t know anything about anything at all. See the above quote? You said that. You believed that. And you were wrong, wrong, wrong. And in a few days, maybe a few weeks at most, someone Sarah Palin has screwed over in that traditional Republican way will take their revenge, leak The Truth (ahahaha) and you’ll be reduced to an incoherent wreck once more as all you sacred cows implode in your face, and those “libs” you hate so much will be proven right again.

    But then I remember how much you lie and hate and harass and curse and… I don’t really give a shit. So “Hahahaha” to you, wait for that other shoe Truthy, and now fuck off. I’ve got fun things to do in my life, so see ya. And here’s a Palin wink just for yoooou! ;-)

  395. Trisomy 2 Electric Boogaloo said,

    July 4, 2009 at 12:11

    All of them Kaite, all of them.

  396. Snarla said,

    July 4, 2009 at 13:06

    She says it’s to allow her to pursue her politics without the burden of being a public servant.

    Brilliant

  397. tigrismus said,

    July 4, 2009 at 17:12

    Tail desperately seeking dog, with objective of wagging.

    Nobody’s buying it, Smut. We all know your ad would read: “Wag desperately seeking tail.”

  398. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    July 4, 2009 at 17:41

    Except of course, “The Chicago Way” is an entirely new name today; so logically if you were posting yesterday, today’s name has to be a sockpuppet of some kind.

    Well, good, someone already addressed this point, lins. Seriously, when you only appear in one thread, and then mention another thread you weren’t “there” for, you’re not doing your argument that your not a sockpuppet favors.

  399. wordyeti said,

    July 4, 2009 at 20:45

    Oh Sweet Jesus. From the Atlas Juggs comment board:

    BTW, my dream ticket for 2012 would be: Sarah Palin/Pam Geller. One christian, one jewish. Both women with a big set of cajonies!! :)

    Can you imagine what the stump speeches from that duo would be like? Or what Pammycakes would be like once she gets her mitts on a couple ounces of that Wasilla-grade meth? Those two narcissists & dimwits would indeed be the ne plus ultra of the descent anti-intellectual, know-nothing wing of the formerly staid & sober GOP “We’re the Grown-up party” brand…

    Then again, who cares. Nobody on the right wing would really pay attention to the words coming out of their mouths, fixating instead on the bouncing boobs. Seriously, maybe we should just use magic markers to draw red circles on pink balloons and run them for RNC chairman. It’d draw off enough of The St00pid vote so the party would fracture off the toxic wingnuts.

  400. Bitter Scribe said,

    July 4, 2009 at 20:53

    Again, children, she will not be indicted for anything.

    And how exactly do you know this, Papa?

  401. NoOneYouKnow said,

    July 5, 2009 at 3:39

    I just watched her resignation speech, and she’s lying. She’s incredibly uncomfortable about something, and her jabbering, while typical, is particularly pressured here. I think something bad is coming down the pike for her and she’s making an alibi before the fact.

  402. Parrotlover77 said,

    July 6, 2009 at 23:37

    Milking Trig for all the sympathy and political points he is worth. Poor kid. Poor kids, actually.

    “Not a normal person” is a vast VAST understatement.

  403. yagi said,

    July 6, 2009 at 23:56

    It saddens me to watch someone throw away a promising career due to mental illness.

    We’re here for you, Sarah.

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