07 November 2008

He's Just Crazy Enough To Do It.

Palin calls attacks 'cruel' and 'cowardly' (CNN, 11/07/08)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called former aides of Sen. John McCain "jerks" for circulating unflattering stories about her since the Republican ticket lost its bid for the White House Tuesday.
The McCain aides spreading stories about Gov. Palin apparently missed this point of this scene from Blazing Saddles. How can anything bad they say about the Gov. not reflect worse on Senator McCain, who was, after all, singly responsible for choosing her as his running mate?


Harry Eagar said...

She's got some nerve calling other people jerks. Phil Bronstein called her out.

Peter Burnet said...

You are too much, Harry. The entire left/liberal world explodes together in splenetic bile the moment she makes her first speech and you claim some obscure editor I had to Google to discover kept everyone from being fooled.

I just bet twenty bucks with a lefty blogger up here that she'll be the GOP candidate in 2012. I don't really believe it but it's worth the price just to watch their heads explode in worry.

Harry Eagar said...

You might be right. Who else is in the hunt today?

She wouldn't be any worse than the past 3 GOP nominees.

Presumably that lefty Krauthammer won't be supporting her, though.

If you hadn't noticed, it wasn't just the left-liberals that recognized her as a lightweight.

Bret said...

It's a waste of 20 good dollars if you ask me.

Harry Eagar said...

Thanks to Jim Romenesko, we see another example of Palin's acumen (taken from Restating the Obvious):

'But you didn't think the interview (by Katie Couric) was unfair. I mean, the questions were fairly straightforward, weren't they?'
'Sure. Yeah. But, you know, questions about, well, you know, "What do you read up there in Alaska?" To me that was a little bit annoying. Because I'm like, what do you mean, what do I read in Alaska? I read the same things that you guys read in New York.
'And there in LA and in Washington state. What do you mean what I read up there? But anyway, just-- just some annoyance, that certainly I'm sure showed through. And, you know, perhaps that annoyance that showed through would have led some to be annoyed with me watching the interview.'

Except that Couric didn't ask what Palin read up there in Alaska. She asked: "What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world."

aog said...

I find that a perfectly reasonable paraphrasing of Couric's question.

Harry Eagar said...

This is funny. About Africa:

'An MSNBC spokesman, Jeremy Gaines, explained the network’s misstep by saying someone in the newsroom received the Palin item in an e-mail message from a colleague and assumed it had been checked out. “It had not been vetted,” he said. “It should not have made air.” '

I'll leave you guys to figure out WHY it is funny. It doesn't make Palin look any better, though.

Ali said...

Why would they worry? She tanked with women and independents and only scored highly with the base, who didn't seem overly concerned with her presidential bonafides. She would be the GOP equivalent of Howard Dean.