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A speculation concerning sarah palin


oh, the internet was buzzing with rumors that Sarah Palin was possibly involved in a divorce-but she flat out denied those allegations claiming it was a media attack on her family. We must assume that these divorce rumors are completely false. Many a single man out there (you know who you are) felt the roller coaster ride of elation: "could I possibly snag a date with sarah?" then, back down the hill of despair: "aw shucks, I guess she is gonna stay with Todd the Bod."
WARNING: these are speculations and nothing else. but such a mass hysteria (including a cover on the people magazine claiming Divorce) is unheard of, or is it not? Has the media crossed the line?


puddleglum 8 years, 10 months ago

okay, now with the title fixed so the blog won't get disappeareded, fire away

Flap Doodle 8 years, 10 months ago

More and more like river*itytalks ever day.....

Jim Williamson 8 years, 10 months ago

"First, the left is still running scared silly of Sarah."

Yeah, because she's stupid.

"Second, and totally unrelated to the first, Sarah IS totally hot."


jaywalker 8 years, 10 months ago


It wasn't just the headline that got the blog erased. The whole thing was ridiculous.

mom_of_three 8 years, 10 months ago

yeah, trembling at the mere thought of Sarah in charge of anything in the government because supposedly, all of the country wants to stay conservative.
If I hear her continue to say 'you betcha' on national television, I might have to move. Someone tell the woman it makes her sound like a backwoods hick from nowhere.... oh, well, uhmmm.....okay....

Ralph Reed 8 years, 10 months ago

Who cares anyway?

BTW Tom, at least we on the left (anybody left of our regional Rush/Coulter/O'Reilly/Beck melange) still have our hinges. The right (anybody even with or right of the above definition) seems to have completely lost theirs, leaving no doors or shutters at all, just a couple of tattered pieces of leather held to crooked door frames by rusty iron nails.

jimmyjms 8 years, 10 months ago

"First, the left is still running scared silly of Sarah. With the rather dismal approval ratings of Obama the Messiah, a rather unsettling 2012 appears more imminent"

Um, I'm pretty sure Obama is at 60% favorable...compared with Bush's low 20's....

If you think Sarah Palin has an ice cube's chance in hell at 2012, I have some property you might be interested in....

Rex Russell 8 years, 10 months ago

Tom, She doesn't just scare the left fringes. She scares me too. After McCain had the lack of brains and sac to suggest her as vice president. After so many took her seriously. After so many got caught up in her cult of personality. That it was proposed by people who thought there was enough people out there dumb enough to go along with it. That it came close to working. It freightens me that she or someone like her could possibly fool enough fools to get into a place of such high power. When C+ people are in charge, we all suffer. That's what scares me about her.

puddleglum 8 years, 10 months ago

actually jaywalker, it was the title which caused problems yesterday. But you are accurate that sarah is pretty ridiculous. That's why (like a train wreck) we just can't look away. but nobody is addressing the media jumping the gun. Or does it have the right to print such things and ask questions later? c'mon right wingers, don't be embarrassed...

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 10 months ago

I would like to see the day when a woman is judged by the content of her character, not by her looks. Ugly and flat chested does not equal intellectual. Sarah Palin does seem to be very narrow minded and she seems to think of politics as a sorority cat fight, where the girl who says the lowest, meanest things, wins something. What she looks like is totally beside the point.

BigPrune 8 years, 10 months ago

The leftists are scared of Sarah Palin because they have absolutely NOTHING to put up against her. Why else did the press conspire to ridicule her at every chance and report lies as facts, which continue to this day?

She stole Obama's thunder big time after the democratic convention which released his liberal hounds. She is conservative and beautiful. The leftist's answer to that is what, Hillary Clinton? Janet Reno? Barbara Boxer? Sorry, can't think of anyone on the left that compares.

Name one beautiful liberal politician. Just one.

I rest my case.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 10 months ago

BigPrude (Anonymous) says… Name one beautiful liberal politician. Just one.

CappySays: All the focus on looks shows how the conservatives value style because they have no substance. Like I heard one pundit say, "We wouldn't be talking about Sarah Palin if she looked like Madeline Albright". Scared? No way! I hope she runs in 2012 just for the confused looks on the wingnuts' faces as she gets torn apart by the likes of Romney and Huckabee in the primaries.

Ronda Miller 8 years, 10 months ago

I hope McCain is eating his Wheaties and keeping busy running from household to household...maybe he'll feel up to running with Sarah again in 2012.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

Tom - takes one unhinged person to know one unhinged person. We're not "obsessing" about Palin, she's just been in the news again recently because she stepped down from her position of governor. And I really do hope she runs for president in 2012. That would just lock in Obama for a second term.

Irish - Hilary Clinton is judged by her character more than by her looks, although those who don't like her like to poke fun at her looks. She isn't as attractive as Sarah Palin, but she is a way better choice for a female president than Sarah.

jonas_opines 8 years, 10 months ago

Just to point out, Big Prune's idea of political competition for women boils down to a beauty contest.

Indeed, case closed.

rrussell (Rex Russell) says…

"Tom, She doesn't just scare the left fringes. She scares me too. After McCain had the lack of brains and sac to suggest her as vice president. After so many took her seriously. After so many got caught up in her cult of personality."

I think, for me, that it didn't need to go any farther than the response to her getting tapped for the VP position, when the hysterically excited board right had the two most solid things to say about her:

"She's so hot!" "Liberals hate her because she didn't abort her Down's Syndrome Baby."

It seemed like the moment to me, when the 20%ers (far right version) all just lost their collective minds in the face of defeat. It doesn't seem like they've regained them yet, either.

BigPrune 8 years, 10 months ago

Cappy, the leftwing loons only have Hollywood movie stars. But everyone with an ounce of sanity knows that the majority of the Hollywood movie stars are carneys with money, thus they have no credibility. A carney being someone who works at a carnival.

Sarah Palin had more experience than Obama did during the election. A fact that was quickly dispelled by the liberal media, but a fact nonetheless.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

BigPrune - looks do play a part in presidential elections, but when it comes down to who would make a better female president, I'll pick substance over appearance any day. I'm not saying Sarah is shallow but she is definitely not deep.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

My first response to McCain picking her as VP (before I knew anything about her) was that it was a pretty good move as it would probably help get female votes. Then she opened her mouth and it became quite clear that he had made a major tactical error.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 10 months ago

Oh, do let us keep the politics of personal destruction going. It will be such jolly fun when we can feel free to hound the current residents of 1600 Penn. Ave for the rest of their lives.

ksdivakat 8 years, 10 months ago

As far as the approval polls go, I found this on Rasmussenreports.com, and thought I would pass it on!

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 31% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9 (see trends).

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

For you right-wingnuts, you're whining and complaining about Obama is rediculous. Our economy was tanking before he was even voted into office. The people of this country were not pleased with the way the Republicans had been handling things, which is why we now have a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority in Congress. You whine about how Obama is trying to fix the economy with his billions in bailouts, which are meant to help Americans, yet not one of you are complaining about the trillions (which is more than billions, BTW) the Republicans spent on the Iraqi war, which has NOT been for the benefit of the American people. Yes, our children and grandchildren will be paying for the bailouts but they're also going to be paying for the Iraqi war. More and more people are going without health insurance, but those of you with private insurance have the luxury of bitching about a federally-funded healthcare program. I realize I'm probably going to get slammed by a bunch of you right-wingers that have all sorts of numbers and reasons to try and show me the errors of my ways, but Dubya got 8 years to screw up this country, you right-wingers could at least give Obama 4 years to try and fix it.

tkeagleblog 8 years, 10 months ago

I think the left woke up a sleeping giant messing with Sarah. Why they have been relentlessly bashing her (and her family), I don’t know.
However, they have been doing this for a reason. And I truly think it’s because the left is very scared of her. They will never admit that, but it’s clear they want her out of the way. As far as how she looks…. Well it sure does not hurt. She has strong family values, and follows those values. Again, not a bad thing.

puddleglum 8 years, 10 months ago

have you ever noticed that fox news always has a bunch of pretty women spewing what can only be described as well-rehearsed talking points? I often wonder if this is the new wave of politicians. Imagine, being represented by someone who looks good, but doesn't really have any idean what's going on, but looks really good. maybe there is a future for me after all. I also notice that fox news male 'stars' are anything but pretty. Typically, they look like white rich guys. just an observation. Nothing wrong with it.

bankboy119 8 years, 10 months ago

"I realize I'm probably going to get slammed by a bunch of you right-wingers that have all sorts of numbers and reasons to try and show me the errors of my ways..."


numbers don't lie, politicians, like Barack Obama, do and continue to.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

tkeagleblog - yeah, we're scared of her! She's inept!

bankboy119 - and GWB never did? Oh, let me count the ways!!!!

Boston_Corbett 8 years, 10 months ago

I see Ronda is obviously not yet receiving enough oxygen.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

tkeagleblog - I keep hearing the right claiming that the left is bashing the Palin family but I have yet to actually hear a liberal bash them in any way. Yeah, we may bash Sarah but the right does the same to Obama. You right-wingnuts have been bitching and moaning about him since he took the oath of office and got the wording wrong.

bankboy - we all know that surveys and studies and polls can all be twisted in order to favor the outcome desired. You'll have to excuse me, I can't stop laughing at someone from the right having the nerve to call Obama a liar after GWB. He was so full of s**t, his eyes were brown.

tolawdjk 8 years, 10 months ago

What set the media off on the divorce talk in the first place? It's one thing if you see it in the Weekly World News...People does have -marginally- higher journalistic standards. Enough so that I can't imagine them going out with something that might open them up to slander or libel...she's not an elected official now so a slander or libel case would persumably be easier.

Sarah screwed up any political bid she might have had by resigning from the governorship. You -can't- get elected to the Presidency if you have shown in your previous job that you can't follow through. Would she hold office until it became clear she wouldn't be re-elected? Second year? Third year?

The Republican's best shot in 2012 is to find a strong fiscal conservative with more moderate social leanings. Why? Because the root left of the Democratic party is mostly concerned about social issues. The Republican frontrunner will need to stand strong on fiscal issues, looking to reverse or midigate the most eggregious of Obama's fiscal policies while turning a blind eye to social issues. Yeah, that may piss off the religious right, but 2012 isn't giong to happen on a religious right ticket.

The swing voters, women, 30somethings, college grads stuck flipping burgers with MBA's for the last 5 years...that is the vote that needs to be won, and Sarah -can't- do it in 2012. She might be good looking...if you like the sad cougar image. She can't speak intelligently without a telleprompter and that well has been fished out.

She can't out charisma Obama and we don't need charisma in the that office.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

And before some right-winger points out Joe Lieberman can't/shouldn't talk (I'll admit it) with a teleprompter, either, neither should have GWB or Dan Quayle. That's 3-1.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

Tom - no problem. And I'll continue to believe, probably for the rest of my life, that GWB was the worst President in the history of the US.

tbaker 8 years, 10 months ago

It looks like LJW put the training wheels back on Puddleglum to avoid a trip to the courthouse. Nice. I'm comforted to know the paper has enough sense to monitor libelous liberal tripe. I'm kinda surprised someone so roundly condemned by the left as being a vacuous moron without a single redeeming quality continues to garner SO much attention. Why is that?

Our popular culture offers a veritable buffet of vacuous morons without a single redeeming quality to pick on. What drives the left's addiction to mocking Sarah Palin? Fear is the only explanation that makes any sense. What else explains all the effort being expended on this ceaseless tantrum of ridicule? The statists fear Sarah Palin because they watched her (in horror) connect so well with average Americans - far better than anyone they could potentially trot out into the arena of common sense.

They evidently believe - in spite of her foolish resignation from the governor's office - that she still presents a serious threat to them, and therefore merits these continued attacks. Personally, I think her political career is over, everyone knows its, and the left still attacks her because it adds meaning to their otherwise drab and insignificant existence.

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 10 months ago

Nancy-tom nobody on the left is shaking in fear of Sarah Palin. The shaking you perceive is actually uncontrollable laughter. Please run Sarah in 2012..pretty please. This country could use a good laugh.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 10 months ago

Jersey_Girl I agree with you about Hilary Clinton and I wish there was more news coverage of her. I firmly believe that Obama will serve two terms and then we will have Hilary as president for the next eight. That would give this country sixteen more years of good leadership.

beatrice 8 years, 10 months ago

The left is as scared of Sarah Palin as the right is scared of Al Sharpton. Seriously. Some people just make an easy target, and Palin fits that bill.

The blog yesterday was just complete gossipy garbage and it did cross a line. It is exactly the type of thing I would expect from People magazine, but not something that belongs connected with a real newspaper. False accusations can actually get you sued -- Check out this story, "Are you insured for your blog?": http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2009/08/16/20090816biz-Wiles0816.html

beatrice 8 years, 10 months ago

"I knew there was something lasting about Palin for the left when no less than 100 reporters descended upon AK to dig up any crumb they could find on her. Did that happen in Chicago? Hardly."

Imagine, reporters trying to find out information about a small town gal from a tiny populated state who was selected to be a potential Vice President when most had never heard of her before. Shocking. Don't they know they should have just accepted the information given them from the GOP? And you are correct about Chicago. It was almost impossible to find any news reports about Obama in the run-up to the election.

Tom, do you ever read what you write?

By the way, who is the Annointed One? I just recognize Obama as the Elected One, compared to the guy you voted for, the Non-Elected One. But then, you were for Rudy Giuliani, the Multi-Married Didn't Stand a Chance Even Against The Actor Fred Thompson One.

God, it must suck to be a neocon these days. Palin in 2012 - Keep hope alive.

puddleglum 8 years, 10 months ago

yo tbaker: yeah, i got my training wheels back on, but it has nothing to do with a courthouse...it is their web site, they can do whatever they want. I posted a title that garnered a pile of attention in a short time, and said title has yet to be proved true, so they did the right thing and yanked it.

I don't hate Palin, I only hate wal-mart, and really wish people would not shop there. But anyway, back to Palin-she is like beatrice said: the right wing version of al sharpton. She will never get elected president, but people are constantly amazed that she ever made it to the Vice president candidate of the Republican party.

Tom McCune 8 years, 10 months ago

Paris Hilton looks good and attracts a lot of attention, but I wouldn't want to vote her into any high public office, either.....

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

Tom - BTW, the phrase is "I COULDN'T care less", not "I could care less". "I could care less" means that you do cares, so good to know you do care that the right had their chance and they blew it like a frat boy with a breathalizer.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

Newell - ROFLMAO!! Paris Hilton president. That'll make the Republicans reminence of the days of Bill and Monica.

Jersey_Girl 8 years, 10 months ago

Wonder who she'd pick for VP, Mary Kate or Ashley?

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