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2012-11-17 07:01:17 PM  
6 votes:
She's hot, she's blue collar, she's electable.

This right here is the biggest problems the GOP face:

1) Optics over metrics. They value appearance over substance and illusion over reality. When has it EVER mattered if a president was "hot"? Never.

2) Brawn over Brains. This idea that humbe, "blue collar" roots are more important than someone who understands the world and studies matters important to the times and important to proper governance of a country the size and influence of the U.S. I'm not saying a plumber COULDN'T make a good president but that shouldn't be their only farking experience.

3) Electable. That is the dumbest, most subjective reason to vote for anyone and is often used for candidates that don't really have any other compelling accomplishments or positive selling points.
2012-11-17 04:17:54 PM  
6 votes:
Well... She's got four years to learn... something...

Anyway, as a democrat, I too am terrified of this strong, conservative woman. There's no way we can win. She will crush us. Please, Republicans! I'm begging you to be merciful and not run Palin in 2016.
2012-11-17 04:16:48 PM  
5 votes:
I'm honestly starting to believe that conservative pundits are actually moderate Democrats who have been running a false flag operation since 2004.
2012-11-17 08:27:08 PM  
4 votes:
She'll be out there in 2015. Testing the waters. Raising money. Then when she has plenty of money she'll decide not to run.

/This WILL be a repeat from 2011.
//Nice work if you have no conscience. And your party is full of morons
2012-11-17 07:16:02 PM  
4 votes:
It's not going to happen. Once she quit as governor of Alaska, her career in public office was sunk. If she can't hack a full term as governor of a state with fewer people than the city of El Paso, why do people think she's willing and ready to lead the whole country?

She also won't run because she'd have to debate in the primaries, where even the lamest GOP candidates would eat her lunch. That's why she didn't run this time. Because Romney, Gingrich, and even Perry would have made her look like a buffoon.

Of course, she'll tease people with the idea to keep the PAC going. Then, she'll put out another book so she can launder the PAC donations into her own pocket.
2012-11-17 06:35:50 PM  
4 votes:
So, to answer everyone's question of would the GOP learn their lesson from this past election, this would be a resounding NO, correct?
2012-11-17 04:11:52 PM  
4 votes:
I'm okay with this. Her rabid disdain for the "liberal media" will prevent her from sharing any of her plans or ideas with the voting public and therefore she'll suffer the same fate as Mitt Romney.
2012-11-17 03:59:05 PM  
4 votes:

kmmontandon: As a Democrat, this idea terrifies me. There's no way we could field a candidate of Palin's intellect and popularity in 2016.


i105.photobucket.com
2012-11-17 03:50:21 PM  
4 votes:
As a Democrat, this idea terrifies me. There's no way we could field a candidate of Palin's intellect and popularity in 2016.
2012-11-17 08:10:31 PM  
3 votes:
The article mentioned her views on states' rights while discussing her views, and said that she was against it but she might like states deciding it. Well gay marriage isn't a states' rights issue, it's a citizen's right issue, to practice their fundamental right to marry who they wish. Interracial was first allowed by certain states, but it was then allowed nation-wide because it was infringing on the fundamental rights of all the states that banned it. Gay marriage should either allowed nation-wide by a ruling of SCOTUS or by congress. The former is much more likely to happen, but in either case it would be allowed nation-wide. There is absolutely no reasonable defense to gay marriage bans, and so it should be allowed everywhere, not forcing gays to either move to those select few states or staying unmarried.
2012-11-17 06:54:56 PM  
3 votes:
i566.photobucket.com
2012-11-17 06:27:12 PM  
3 votes:
Sarah Palin will do the same thing in 2016 she did in 2012: she'll hint that she's running for President, collect donations from the rubes, and not run.

And she will do that again in 2020. And 2024. Etc. etc.

Because she's a con artist.
2012-11-17 04:41:50 PM  
3 votes:
Worst possible solution if you are a Republican.

Best Evar if you are a Democrat.
2012-11-18 03:21:11 AM  
2 votes:
FTA: In 2008, Palin, running as my party's vice presidential candidate, was widely supposed to have cost John McCain the election. But that wasn't so. A national exit poll conducted by CNN asked voters whether Palin was a factor in their voting. Of those who said yes, 56% voted for McCain versus 43% for Barack Obama.

Wow. The author can't even understand what basic exit polls are implying, and yet she's writing for the L.A. Times.

Those 43% of Democrats who cited Palin as a reason for their voting? I'm sure a goodly amount of them were people like my father, an independent who had never voted for a Democrat for president before. He's an alumnus of the Naval Academy and greatly admired John McCain (still does for the most part). But then Palin was chosen as his running mate and she revealed herself to be as aggressively and willfully ignorant as she is, and my dad had no choice. He said if John McCain could make such a stupid decision for political purposes, he couldn't support him; who knew what McCain would do once in office for political expediency? And to have that woman an octogenarian's heartbeat away from the most powerful position on the planet. . . Obama was the only responsible choice.

The GOP seems to think the only way to win elections now is to excite their ever-shrinking base. The Democrats realize there's another way: lure away Republicans and independents tired of the bullshiat the GOP is trying to pass off as paté.
2012-11-17 10:17:55 PM  
2 votes:
She turns "ignorance" into "performance art." Her analytical reasoning consists of one long "la-la-la-la-la-la-la I can't hear you!" She's a charismatic leader for people who can't engage in critical thought.

A perfect Republican candidate.
2012-11-17 09:04:30 PM  
2 votes:
www.zirconia3.com
/pretty much sums up the Tea Party for me
2012-11-17 07:33:18 PM  
2 votes:
BTW,

i48.tinypic.com
2012-11-17 06:57:49 PM  
2 votes:
Hate to say it, but by the time 2016 rolls around, Palin isn't going to look as hot as she was in 2008. Imagine a Barbara Bush looking chick.
2012-11-17 06:56:14 PM  
2 votes:
Google search of the author turns up profiles in both Townhall and the Weekly Standard, as well as a book she's written about Jesus. Nice trolling, Los Angeles Times.
2012-11-17 06:46:10 PM  
2 votes:
This is just more evidence of the ineptness of the GOP. Whoever likened their strategies to "Cargo Cults" is absolutely right. They see what they perceive as the strengths of the left and try to emulate them, without actually understanding them.
2012-11-17 06:41:36 PM  
2 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Nice, but at least Scrappy-Doo had his moments.

I'm thinking closer to Carl from The Walking Dead.


That's also kind of tough to argue, as Carl has leveled up in badassery as of lately.

Hmmm... Wesley Crusher, maybe? Kim Bauer? Cousin Oliver from The Brady Bunch? The Star Wheel from Match Game '78?


King Something: So, more popular than Congress, broccoli, morning rush hour, debt collectors and Kyubey, then.


YOU LEAVE BROCCOLI OUT OF THIS
2012-11-17 06:39:26 PM  
2 votes:

RyogaM: Proceed, GOP.


blogs-images.forbes.com
2012-11-17 06:33:42 PM  
2 votes:
As a liberaltardo this scares the hell out of me. One thing us liberaltardos can't handle is a strong conservative women that has determination and won't quit until she achieves her objective at any cost.
2012-11-17 06:16:24 PM  
2 votes:
Never fails to surprise me that people exist who don't realize she was just in it for the money.

Why do these people even consider her a politician at this point? Where was she in 2010 or 2012, why wasn't she running for a Senate seat or aiming for the repub prez nomination? Politics is hard work, she can sit back in Wasila beaming an interview to Fox every now and then, merely hitting at a political career so folks will donate to SarahPAC but never actually doing anything/

Do these people not realize that Palin is *laughing* at anyone dumb enough to buy her routine?
2012-11-17 06:11:34 PM  
2 votes:

mrshowrules: kmmontandon: As a Democrat, this idea terrifies me. There's no way we could field a candidate of Palin's intellect and popularity in 2016.

Gabriel Gifford?


To get her to Palin's intellectual level, we'd have to shoot the poor woman in the head again. that would be cruel.
2012-11-17 06:10:44 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA Title: She's hot. She's blue-collar. She's electable.

She is none of those things. She is one of the ugliest humans I have ever seen. She has become filthy rich by doing and saying stupid shiat in an attention whore manner. She lost the Presidency pretty much by herself.

This op-ed is Poe's Law in action. Mocking? Satire? Dead serious? Who knows?
2012-11-17 06:09:31 PM  
2 votes:
Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right.

Also, and greatly more frequently, unwilling to back down when she's wrong.
2012-11-17 04:46:29 PM  
2 votes:
I voted yes in the survey. PLEASE let her run.
2012-11-17 04:29:28 PM  
2 votes:
A national exit poll conducted by CNN asked voters whether Palin was a factor in their voting. Of those who said yes, 56% voted for McCain versus 43% for Barack Obama.

At first I thought that was just a hugely misleading statistic, but I looked it up and 60% of 2008 voters said that Palin was a factor in their voting. If that 56% number is true, then 33.6% of all votes were basically voting for Palin. That is kind of scary, actually
2012-11-17 04:17:47 PM  
2 votes:
Holy crap, LA Times became the Onion when I wasnt looking ?
2012-11-17 03:50:44 PM  
2 votes:
Go for it, Repubs. No really, please go for it.
2012-11-17 03:30:44 PM  
2 votes:
subversatile.net
2012-11-18 12:09:32 AM  
1 votes:
200+ comments and no one has asked if she looks tired.

Don't you think she looks tired?
2012-11-17 09:40:18 PM  
1 votes:
If she were smart,

I think I see the flaw in your cunning plan.
2012-11-17 09:38:12 PM  
1 votes:

kmmontandon: As a Democrat, this idea terrifies me. There's no way we could field a candidate of Palin's intellect and popularity in 2016.


I sure hope they don't nominate her. Please don't nominate Palin, Br'er Tea Party!
2012-11-17 09:00:13 PM  
1 votes:
I'd vote for Palin...
www.zirconia3.com

/didn't say which one
2012-11-17 08:42:19 PM  
1 votes:
"She's hot, she's blue collar, she's electable."

I love how her supporters always put "she's hot" or some variation thereof first on the list of qualities Mrs. Palin brings to the table.
2012-11-17 08:32:15 PM  
1 votes:
i1162.photobucket.com
2012-11-17 08:17:39 PM  
1 votes:

kmmontandon: As a Democrat, this idea terrifies me. There's no way we could field a candidate of Palin's intellect and popularity in 2016.


The last thing we need is a strong, conservative woman to run for president. I'm absolutely terrified of Palin. In 2016, Obama is going DOWN!
2012-11-17 07:50:00 PM  
1 votes:
2016 will be Jeb vs. Hillary and Hillary will win. Ted Cruz would have had a chance but for birthers shooting their wad on Obama. Christie no because health issues. Santorum lololololol. Rubio and Jindahl can run in 2020 and beyond, but those youngsters were born in the 1970s.
2012-11-17 07:46:12 PM  
1 votes:
What if I just want her to run to give Tina Fey more airtime.
2012-11-17 07:45:23 PM  
1 votes:
For the first time in my life I registered to a party (Democrat) after the election. If she's in the running, I'm changing my affiliation just to get her in.
2012-11-17 07:12:24 PM  
1 votes:
So much derp:
FTA:
"Furthermore, looks count in politics, and Palin at age 48, has it all over her possible competition, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be 69 by election day 2016 "

Oh dear god what I would pay to watch Palin try and debate Clinton.

Ever since the 1990s, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan.

Yeah, and the democrats found him, and ran him. He's won the last two elections.

Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right. I can't see what's wrong with that.

FTFM
2012-11-17 07:06:21 PM  
1 votes:
Trailer trash don't age well.
2012-11-17 07:04:52 PM  
1 votes:
At first I thought that was satire but as I read on I suddenly realized the author was serious. Holy crap!

I think it's really a shame the repubs didn't pick Palin or Santorum or Bachmann as their standardbearer this year. The exten of the disaster would have been even more striking and there would be absolutely no question that the lurch to the right is a catastrophic strategy for the GOP. It would have saved us all four years of derp.

Oh well.
2012-11-17 07:01:55 PM  
1 votes:

IlGreven: [TFA:]She's hot,

Debatable, I guess if you like the "soccer mom" look.



you haven't seen her recently; she's going for a for-serious Peggy Bundy look and is starting to show her age.

dlisted.com


jake_lex: Sarah Palin will do the same thing in 2016 she did in 2012: she'll hint that she's running for President, collect donations from the rubes, and not run.

And she will do that again in 2020. And 2024. Etc. etc.

Because she's a con artist.




yeah, precisely this. A Presidential run would make it more difficult* for her to collect cash for her own personal gain, so she'll do the bare minimum required to get A) money and B) keep her name out in the open to get more money down the road.


*unless it's revealed the mitt romney's fortunes have "inexplicably" increased this year.
2012-11-17 07:01:06 PM  
1 votes:

dericwater: Hate to say it, but by the time 2016 rolls around, Palin isn't going to look as hot as she was in 2008. Imagine a Barbara Bush looking chick.


One who still THINKS she's the prom queen.
2012-11-17 06:55:12 PM  
1 votes:

born_yesterday: I'll vote for her.

If she lets me have sex with her daughter.

I promise.


Just wait 5 years and go to an Anchorage truck stop parking lot. You'll be able to get what you want for $15 and an Old Milwaukee tall boy.
2012-11-17 06:49:26 PM  
1 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's also kind of tough to argue, as Carl has leveled up in badassery as of lately.

Hmmm... Wesley Crusher, maybe? Kim Bauer? Cousin Oliver from The Brady Bunch? The Star Wheel from Match Game '78?


Joffrey Baratheon.
2012-11-17 06:47:04 PM  
1 votes:
About half way in, I was convinced that this was written by a republican female. I was right
2012-11-17 06:45:32 PM  
1 votes:
Palin in 2016? Hillary will ensue.
2012-11-17 06:29:44 PM  
1 votes:

jake_lex: Sarah Palin will do the same thing in 2016 she did in 2012: she'll hint that she's running for President, collect donations from the rubes, and not run.

And she will do that again in 2020. And 2024. Etc. etc.

Because she's a con artist.


Con artists refer to it as the "Ron Paul".
2012-11-17 06:26:39 PM  
1 votes:

whatsupchuck: Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right.

Also, and greatly more frequently, unwilling to back down when she's wrong.


Also possibly in early onset dementia, based on her word salad control of the english language.
2012-11-17 06:26:05 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: what's palin's favorability right now? anyone know?


Somewhere between Jar Jar Binks and Scrappy-Doo.
2012-11-17 06:19:12 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, yuck it up, libroccolis, but you KNOW deep in your heart that if Sarah had run this year instead of Mittens, Bareefer Obonghit would be packing his U-Haul boxes right about now.
2012-11-17 06:17:56 PM  
1 votes:

kbronsito: Vodka Zombie: Well... She's got four years to learn... something...

Anyway, as a democrat, I too am terrified of this strong, conservative woman. There's no way we can win. She will crush us. Please, Republicans! I'm begging you to be merciful and not run Palin in 2016.

Didn't it take her about 8 years to do her undergrad? (And she didn't seem to learn much)


Six years and five schools to get a four-year degree in reading text from teleprompters.

Followed by a few years as town crier, one-term as mayor of a laundromat and a half-term as governor of an expanse of nearly-uninhabitable tundra the size of the moon.
2012-11-17 06:15:13 PM  
1 votes:
She's hot,

Debatable, I guess if you like the "soccer mom" look.

she's blue collar,

She's never worked a blue-collar job in her life.

she's electable.

She can't even get elected governor of Alaska, at this point. Hell, she might have trouble being elected Mayor of Wasilla again.
2012-11-17 06:14:59 PM  
1 votes:
DO IT RETARDS
2012-11-17 06:10:05 PM  
1 votes:
Do it! Do it! Do the deed! Liz Warren will run on the Dem ticket, and, unlike Biden, she can eviscerate Palin during the debates without looking like a bully.
2012-11-17 04:36:44 PM  
1 votes:
Is Sarah Palin the new Ronald Reagan?

In the sense that Reagan was also a grifter who used populist rhetoric to sway low-info voters?

Perhaps but she's like a low level carnie grifter type while Reagan was more like the Billie Mays of fake populist BS.

TL,DR?

[DOEEET]
2012-11-17 04:22:50 PM  
1 votes:
So... this ISN'T an article from The Onion?
2012-11-17 04:15:01 PM  
1 votes:
Frankly I would enjoy another 4 years of Democracts in the white house. I hope they go with this.. it would be lovely.
2012-11-17 04:14:38 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right. I can't see what's wrong with that.

I just peed myself a little while laughing.
2012-11-17 04:13:31 PM  
1 votes:
She would get.eaten alive in the primaries. Unless she winks a lot.
2012-11-17 04:13:27 PM  
1 votes:
Would Jerry Springer be available to moderate the debates?
2012-11-17 04:05:31 PM  
1 votes:
NO.
2012-11-17 03:53:27 PM  
1 votes:
A Palin/Bachmann ticket would set a new record for lowest voter turnout on both sides. Nobody could take such an election seriously!
2012-11-17 03:44:33 PM  
1 votes:
Wow. A Palinite who can actually hold down a job?

This woman needs to be captured, tagged and studied.
2012-11-17 03:44:00 PM  
1 votes:

abb3w: Well, it would help settle the question of the Tea Party, whether she won or she lost.


The Tea Party seems to have moved on to candidates who talk about rape constantly.
2012-11-17 03:42:21 PM  
1 votes:
do it
2012-11-17 03:42:16 PM  
1 votes:
Well, it would help settle the question of the Tea Party, whether she won or she lost.
2012-11-17 03:19:05 PM  
1 votes:
Today I learned that Rich Lowry has a female nom-de-plume.
2012-11-17 03:17:21 PM  
1 votes:
Laugh all you like, but this is such a stupid suggestion it just may work.
 
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