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2011-05-10 04:38:21 PM
Think it can't possibly happen?

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Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
 
2011-05-10 04:41:24 PM
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With helpful, sad image of what someone who thinks that white knighting Sarah Palin will cause her to sleep with him might look like.
 
2011-05-10 04:44:17 PM
This guy has a serious boner for Palin (new window)

The Palin as bimbo meme has increasingly become at variance with reality. Palin has won respect for weighty addresses on foreign policy and national security. Comedy is only funny if there is some truth to it.

Fey and SNL might be more advised to alter their Palin humor a little. A great model would be a famous late 1980s depiction of then President Ronald Reagan, which showed him pretending to be an amiable dunce in public, but behind closed doors proved to be a cunning political genius, as we now know he was. A depiction of Palin along those lines would be at once funny and insightful.


and

Is it possible that some folks are now afraid of Palin and would very much like to take her down before she actually becomes a threat to take the presidency away from Barack Obama? You betcha. It sure does seem like it.
 
2011-05-10 04:45:17 PM
One could predict that if she decided to run, a lot of people would find themselves reevaluating their negative judgment of Palin and wondering who this woman is and why she doesn't resemble the Sarah Palin described by the media.

That would, obviously, be dependent on her actually saying things that are not mind-bogglingly stupid for at least a little while.

One could predict: no.
 
2011-05-10 04:47:56 PM
The idea that she could improve her image by running a campaign is probably true, but it would require her doing some actual work, which is, of course, impossible.
 
2011-05-10 04:49:48 PM
Nor does it explain how Palin was able to influence the 2010 election so thoroughly

Riiiight.

/dude has a serious problem
 
2011-05-10 04:55:41 PM
Sarah Palin has a big Sarah Palin problem.
 
2011-05-10 04:58:15 PM
This looks easy!

"It's so clear that the media wishes to present Lindsey Lohan as an overprivileged adult-child who has trouble with the law, but anyone paying attention will really see the opposite is true. Why people want to paint her with this broad brush is beyond me; I know it's part of a smear campaign. Why else would people talk about her so much? There's really nothing to say, so they manufacture outrage.

The only thing I can think of is that, perhaps, they are afraid that she'll get cast as Frodo in the 2012 Hobbit movie. It's obvious. There's literally no other reason to focus so much on Lohan's life. To which I say, why are they so scared? In fact, if Lohan auditioned for the role and persued it publically, I think everyone would realize what a law-abiding, talented citizen she is, and she could easily replace Martin Freeman in the role."
 
2011-05-10 05:18:35 PM
Sure.
When the little Down's Syndrome kid wins the President's Physical Fitness Award it'll be a great photo-op for everyone.
 
2011-05-10 05:23:44 PM
From the article:

That does not explain how she was able to single-handedly move John McCain's poll numbers past those of Barack Obama for two weeks until the economic collapse of 2008 moved them back.

She was novel and exciting. Once people got to know her they hated her. It wasn't the economic collapse.

The first explanation is just silly; otherwise, no conservative would ever prosper in American politics.

Being too far right OR left is bad if you're running for president. And you can't get much farther right than Palin.

Far worse poll numbers than Palin's have been turned around by a good campaign with public speeches, good advertising, and solid debate performances.

Really? Name one person with worse poll numbers than Palin's a year and a half before the election who went on to become president.
 
2011-05-10 05:36:55 PM
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2011-05-10 07:49:15 PM
The Achilles heel for all Americans is our main priority is to be happy. That's a problem because in doing so we force ourselves to maintain short memories. We're basically all full of what we want and need, what our S.O. wants and needs, what our kids want and need, friends, etc. There's no time for deep analysis so we are forced to "trust" groups. Unfortunately all groups are easier to manipulate than individuals. Advertising figured this out very well back in the '80's and have been refining it ever since. It's filtered down to all aspects of business, including the media. All this goes to say that Palin (IMHO) will definitely be on the Republican ticket for 2012, most likely as V.P. (which she would totally accept). It's simply a matter of rehabilitating her brand. This is not hard from a marketing perspective. If you think of life as an ongoing conversation, then the trick is to listen, acknowledge/accept criticism, and reframe your point in a matter that embraces contrary opinions while adding weight to your own.
It'll take a lot of imagination, but that can be bought.
 
2011-05-10 08:05:18 PM
Taking out the garbage maybe. Even then, I'm not sure she'd be able to get a clearance.

After all, her recent history includes being unemployed and speaking against the government.
 
2011-05-10 08:09:16 PM
there is a kind of Palin fatigue going on in the country

You don't say. Speaking for myself, I wasn't too afraid of the Republican Party, Dick and Dubya aside, and McCain was kind of a hero in my book. That is up until his strange choice for vice president caused me to study up on just what has happened to the Republican Party. It appears to have been taken over and nearly destroyed by -- well -- screaming idiots. One of the more successful of those is a certain half-term Alaska opportunist with nothing to say and a fanatical, if small, following and a knack for keeping herself in the news while getting rich doing it. I'm not saying she can't become president, but I am saying that if she does, it will confirm that the decline of the American democratic experiment is well under way. With celebrity pseudo-politicians like Palin and that New York landlord guy, who the f*ck needs terrorists?
 
2011-05-10 08:18:15 PM

skantea: All this goes to say that Palin (IMHO) will definitely be on the Republican ticket for 2012


Not a chance. She's toxic to the GOP.
 
2011-05-10 08:56:47 PM

robmilmel: skantea: All this goes to say that Palin (IMHO) will definitely be on the Republican ticket for 2012

Not a chance. She's toxic to the GOP.


They're going to be forced to capitulate to the Tea Party and she's an easy compromise.
 
2011-05-10 09:01:19 PM

skantea: They're going to be forced to capitulate to the Tea Party and she's an easy compromise.


This is a compromise I can live with. Please, run Sarah. She's the perfect candidate for the GOP. I think you should run Michelle Bachman as well. Think of it, forward thinking Republicans running the first all female ticket. That'll show those libs. Go for it!
 
2011-05-10 09:11:36 PM

kronicfeld: This guy has a serious boner for Palin (new window)

The Palin as bimbo meme has increasingly become at variance with reality. Palin has won respect for weighty addresses on foreign policy and national security. Comedy is only funny if there is some truth to it.


I have no idea what "weighty addresses" he's referring to.

I do know, that Tina Fey, got laughs for repeating a lengthy and nonsensical Sarah Palin quote, word-for-farking-word, which was probably a first in SNL's history.
 
2011-05-10 09:35:00 PM
I'm sorry. Who?
 
2011-05-10 09:37:57 PM

imapirate: I'm sorry. Who?


from what i gather, it's some sort of female donald trump impersonator?
 
2011-05-10 09:50:15 PM
No, there's no chance. I'm an Obama Republican and there is absolutely no chance that woman could win a national election. NONE.
 
2011-05-10 09:52:20 PM

skantea: They're going to be forced to capitulate to the Tea Party and she's an easy compromise.


No, the minute she enters the primaries, the GOP loses the independents (except for the Fark variety)...and if she actually won the primary it would mean a certain GOP rout in '12.
 
2011-05-10 09:52:31 PM
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The "explanation" from the right is way off, too. SP is rarely on anywhere where her VIEW are being explored or disemminated, including on FOX. She is UNDER exposed. If her and her views were closely debated and exposed she would already be the strong front-runner.

FOX shows a sound bite of Sarah's now and again, and they claim to like her, but none of the networks give her much of a platform. Lots of people would vote for her if she could get her message out to the casual voter/follower of politics.
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The cure is called a campaign....

Fair enough. If Mrs. Palin can get out there, get ahead of her perceived issues and make a race of it, then she has my vote.

But is is HUGE boulder she has to roll up the mountain and the hawk clawing at her liver makes that trek even more difficult.

I now await the BRAINS eaters to tell me how wrong my objective analysis is.
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Run Sarah RUN! She already had Obamajad beat once, even in all his spectacular glory at the height of his campaign!

Watching the wagging-heads blow brains and gore all over the screens as she puts the whoop-arse to Obama would not only be a pleasure, but worth every dime I could throw into her campaign.
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I would suggest that you go to PalinTV and watch her Wisconsin speech again. It will show you the difference in campaigning and policy or endorsement speeches. Nobody on this planet can out-campaign Sarah Palin. She is a master at it. Her base is just waiting for her to announce, and when she does, there will be a tsunami of money released. We are saving for just that day.
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Barrio Bama is cooked.

Sarah will eat him alive in the debates. Many experts agree we're headed into a double-dip, 2nd-phase of the housing bust... supposedly much worse than the first.

Hell, by 2012, Trig would beat him in the general election.

My wife, sister and I have $6,000 put away ($2k apiece) for when she announces.
 
2011-05-10 10:01:30 PM

Freep Impact: Watching the wagging-heads blow brains and gore all over the screens as she puts the whoop-arse to Obama would not only be a pleasure, but worth every dime I could throw into her campaign.


Freep Impact: My wife, sister and I have $6,000 put away ($2k apiece) for when she announces.


i think i've solved the recession. people are pulling money out of circulation in preparation for donating to the palin campaign in such massive amounts that it is single-handedly thwarting QE and stimulus spending. clearly the only way to get the economy back on track is to get palin in the race.
 
2011-05-10 10:13:37 PM
By all means--if she wants to run she should run. Its America after all. Let her have to take direct shots from other declared GOP candidates and the Obama campaign.
 
2011-05-10 10:21:45 PM
That does not explain how she was able to single-handedly move John McCain's poll numbers past those of Barack Obama for two weeks until the economic collapse of 2008 moved them back.

Please nobody explain to this tard what a convention bounce is. It's more fun this way.
 
2011-05-10 10:22:00 PM
But WHAT IF she won?
 
2011-05-10 10:25:46 PM
My office is actually more square, and I wouldn't invite that moron into my home, so she's not likely to be in my office.
 
2011-05-10 10:26:55 PM

Freep Impact: My wife, sister and I have $6,000 put away ($2k apiece) for when she announces.


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2011-05-10 10:30:27 PM

Sgt Otter: I do know, that Tina Fey, got laughs for repeating a lengthy and nonsensical Sarah Palin quote, word-for-farking-word, which was probably a first in SNL's history.


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2011-05-10 10:38:15 PM
Oh please, Brer Fox News, don't throw Sarah Palin into the Republican primaries.

/scared of a strong conservative woman
 
2011-05-10 10:46:11 PM

MorrisBird: skantea: They're going to be forced to capitulate to the Tea Party and she's an easy compromise.

This is a compromise I can live with. Please, run Sarah. She's the perfect candidate for the GOP. I think you should run Michelle Bachman as well. Think of it, forward thinking Republicans running the first all female ticket. That'll show those libs. Go for it!


lol, that'll learn us!
 
2011-05-10 10:51:43 PM
fta ...a lot of media coverage has been vicious to the point of parody.

When it comes to establishing your view of the media, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped to write this article?
 
2011-05-10 10:53:33 PM
So, let me preface this comment by saying I just finished my 20+ mile ride home against a 15+ mph head wind and I am drinking my nightly Arrogant bastard.
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2011-05-10 10:57:06 PM

skantea: robmilmel: skantea: All this goes to say that Palin (IMHO) will definitely be on the Republican ticket for 2012

Not a chance. She's toxic to the GOP.

They're going to be forced to capitulate to the Tea Party and she's an easy compromise.


Nope. They'll nominate Romney. The derpocracy at Faux (Hannity in particular) fought long and hard against McCain and still lost.
 
2011-05-10 10:58:04 PM
If she campaigns, she'll give up before November.

Not worried.
 
2011-05-10 10:58:09 PM

thomps: imapirate: I'm sorry. Who?

from what i gather, it's some sort of female donald trump impersonator?


I think it might be a defective animatronic Abraham Lincoln that Disney sold off years ago.
 
2011-05-10 10:58:16 PM
The cure is called a campaign. Far worse poll numbers than Palin's have been turned around by a good campaign with public speeches, good advertising, and solid debate performances. One could predict that if she decided to run, a lot of people would find themselves reevaluating their negative judgment of Palin and wondering who this woman is and why she doesn't resemble the Sarah Palin described by the media.

LOL
 
2011-05-10 10:59:06 PM
Although I am sure that a Palin-Obama debate would generate some legendary macros along the lines of the Palin-Biden debates.
 
2011-05-10 11:00:11 PM

thomps: imapirate: I'm sorry. Who?

from what i gather, it's some sort of female donald trump impersonator?


Ar least it's not Donald Trump, Female Impersonator.
 
2011-05-10 11:00:41 PM
After the 'blood libel' crap, she's pretty much dropped out of sight completely. I don't think she'll be a serious contender.
 
2011-05-10 11:01:21 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Although I am sure that a Palin-Obama debate would generate some legendary macros along the lines of the Palin-Biden debates.


All Obama would have to do to win would be to not show up, and let Palin talk on her own.
 
2011-05-10 11:02:20 PM
From the left, writing in the Atlantic, Joshua Green is pretty sure that Palin is a loser because she steers too far to the right.
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From the right, Jim Geraghty suggests in National Review that there is a kind of Palin fatigue going on in the country.


And from the center, I respectfully submit that Palin is mentally ill-equipped to handle the challenge of being Commander in Chief, and that it will reflect terribly on this country if it elects someone who actively celebrates ignorance as a virtue.
 
2011-05-10 11:02:39 PM
She will finish the job she started in 2008
 
2011-05-10 11:03:17 PM
www.first-tard.com

I would so look forward to one of these with Obama.
 
2011-05-10 11:04:29 PM
i.acdn.us

So this is what Canis Noir looks like.
 
2011-05-10 11:04:58 PM

Shaggy_C: After the 'blood libel' crap, she's pretty much dropped out of sight completely. I don't think she'll be a serious contender.


I don't know if she ever was a serious contender, but since she disappeared it doesn't even seem like she's going to run, period.
 
2011-05-10 11:05:28 PM
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Palin in the Oval Ovary office


/Mind the mood swings
//Have that hole in front of the desk paneled
 
2011-05-10 11:05:47 PM
From the left, writing in the Atlantic, Joshua Green is pretty sure that Palin is a loser because she steers too far to the right.

I really don't care what Joshua Green thinks. I'm pretty sure she's a loser because she's a farking moron.

Stopped reading right there.
 
2011-05-10 11:05:49 PM

Shaggy_C: After the 'blood libel' crap, she's pretty much dropped out of sight completely. I don't think she'll be a serious contender.


Also this. When you get the baby eating rhetoric out, you're just gone.

She'll run in an attempt to stay relevant, but she won't really be trying that hard.

Has she been to Iowa or New Hampshire yet?
 
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