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Wacko Diva Palin Claws Her Way Back Into the News

palin_Media.jpgSarah Palin has been out of the limelight for the last couple weeks so she's clawing her way back into the headlines, being her usual offensive self in an effort to ingratiate herself among offensive Republicans everywhere.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the offensive against news organizations and bloggers she says are perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children. But political observers say the former Republican vice presidential candidate can't have it both ways: trotting out the children to showcase her family values, then trying to shield them from scrutiny.

Palin's criticism also raises questions about her motivations because she has said she is open to a presidential run in 2012.

"I think she's positioning herself. She's attacking the media as a way to generate support among a base she hopes will support her," said Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communications at American University in Washington and an expert on the presidency.

The pathetic attempts to keep herself in the mainstream media are comedic. The right wing wack-o-sphere is clawing thse days - expending lots of effort at injecting themselves into the public dialog, and these attempts by Palin are strictly attempts to keep herself "relevant" among the anti-abortion extremists who comprise her core support base. "Look at me," says Palin - I am taking on the media elite"... and the rubes line up right behind her.

Palin shied away from interviews during the campaign, although her children often accompanied her on her travels, including her oldest daughter, Bristol, who was pregnant at the time.

But in recent weeks, she has personally reached out to media outlets such as People magazine and The Associated Press to complain about information she claimed is wrong.

Every time this woman opens her mouth the Democrats gain another thousand registrants to the party.

When will she learn - or maybe she's now proving that she's incapable of that feat. Way to go, Sarah!


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Comments (19)

Steve:

Apparently she's clawing her way back into the news through obscure, poorly-reasoned liberal blogs. I hadn't heard this anywhere else.

Lee Ward:

No, the mainstream media doesn't give her much traction. I do what I can to chronicle her crap though...

and of course the news story I linked in the post above doesn't count as "anywhere else"...

Neither does this news story - (AP) link

Or this one - Sarah trying to be relevant by appearing on Fox News link

Thanks for sharing what you don't know with us, Steve, - it takes guts to admit that you're uninformed - and we seem to always be able to count on you for that around here.

Good boy!

but you're right - maybe Sarah is really washed up - but heck, all I said was that she's trying - not that she's succeeding.

Steve:

Lee, you raise condescension to an art form. It's what keeps me coming back here!

Steve Crickmore:

I did agree with Palin's main point, that no major Democract had the courage to make, and said so at the time, that Caroline Kennedy was clearly way over her head in the New York Times interview, and that the msm establishment media was not going to criticize someone who was the daughter of Camelot even though she was completely incapable of speaking on her feet. I would have thought that was prerequisite to becoming a senator Democract or Republican, no matter who your father was.

Lee Ward:

(Sniff, wiping tear) It's moments like this that makes the whole struggle worthwhile, Steve.

Steve Crickmore:

Lee, obviously I don`t care for the Sarah Palin brand of politics any more than you though I'd be delighted if she ran against Obama in 2012. But the msn media are reluctant to take on those semi- revered figures who are enshrined in politics-yes some of the Kennedys but more critically Bush and his gang until they had done so much damge it became self-evident.

After all, one can only solve the mystery of how George W. Bush became President -- and inflicted so much damage -- by taking into account the collaboration of Washington's political and media Establishments

Obama has a difficult road. The Democrat establishment by no means as oppresive as the Republican establishment and neo cons will be Obama's most formidable foe, more than GOP conservatives, who are a spent force, particularly if Palin continues to be their main draw.

Sarah Palin: A legend in her own mind.

epador:

Steve and Canoeguy:

MMM, gotta agree this Fairbanks Select Riesling ain't so bad either. Hic! She's BITCHN alrite, ya know?

Steve:

Wait, epador... not sure what your post means ... maybe you can explain.

Lee Ward:

Steve's having a panic attack, epador. He thinks you don't love him anymore...

Don't tell him Sarah Palin is the number one wacko diva in the Republican party. Her chances in 2012 is all the poor guy has to 'carry on'...

Tell him that next time the truth will come out, and her brilliant mind won't be clouded by probing questions like "what newspapers and magazines do you read?"

Ryan:

"I can see Russia from here"

Not that President Obama will have much trouble being re-elected, but it would be absolutely hilarious if his opponent was Sarah Palin.

I bet she'd take Alaska, Utah, and Oklahoma. Idaho and North Dakota would be tossups.

Lee Ward:

I bet she wouldn't take Alaska. Now that Alaskans know the real airhead Palin her popularity in that state has plummeted.

Even with the last election barely two months in the rearview mirror, some in the national media have speculated that Gov. Sarah Palin might make a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010 as a prelude to running for president in 2012.

But a new poll out Monday shows Palin would have a tough time if she decides to take on Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Pollster Dave Dittman just finished a statewide survey on a possible Palin-versus-Murkowski matchup - and Murkowski beats Palin, at least in this poll, hands down.

Murkowski garnered 57 percent to Palin's 33 percent; 9 percent said they were not sure.

Yeah, rock on Palin. Alaskans realized that they elected an airhead as governor.

That poll is fascinating, Lee. I know that failed presidential races can be very damaging to local candidates, but that drop in popularity for Palin cast a large light on her shortcomings among her own voters that they didn't somehow realize earlier. Now she is most likely a lame duck politician and her political career all but over. But Palin still doesn't get it yet.

Steve Crickmore:

I think the whole RNC doesn't get it..

This morning, (January 23) NewMajority.com broke news that the Republican National Committee has been stashing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's campaign wardrobe in garbage bags. Our story has been widely picked up on the Web and has generated much controversy. Some further things need to be said:

This story is not a story about Gov. Palin. In this matter, the former vice-presidential nominee did exactly the right thing. She promised to return the wardrobe at the end of the campaign, and she did return the wardrobe.

The story is about a dysfunctional party apparatus. Because of their own inability to act, the RNC has left Gov. Palin looking like a promise-breaker - and left everyone who donated to the McCain-Palin campaign feeling like a fool.

At this point it doesn`t matter who the GOP nominates..They are a pretty disorganized, cluttered bunch.

Steve:

Lee, what in the world have I ever said that makes you think I'm a huge Palin fan? I don't think there's any way she should run in 2012. And the Republicans will lose if they try it. The only reason I originally commented was because I find your obsession with her amusing. You make a big deal out of anything she does and I was just trying to point out that most people don't give a rip. Sure the story appeared in the sources you cite, but it's not page 1 news. Or page 2, 3, 4 or 5.

And why would I care if epador doesn't "love me anymore"? I was just trying to figure out exactly what he was implying by his comment. Perhaps his humor was too sophisticated for me ... according to Lee, I'm from the backwoods. If Lee said it, it has to be true. Lee is apparently an expert on Steve! He certainly has me pegged. It's uncanny.

Lee Ward:

"Sure the story appeared in the sources you cite, but it's not page 1 news. Or page 2, 3, 4 or 5."

I wrote, and apparently I need to write it a third of fourth time for the reading comprehension impaired, that Palin was 'clawing' her way back into the news, not that she was succeeding.

Sarah Palin has been out of the limelight for the last couple weeks so she's clawing her way back into the headlines, being her usual offensive self in an effort to ingratiate herself among offensive Republicans everywhere. The pathetic attempts to keep herself in the mainstream media are comedic.

So when you bleatted "Apparently she's clawing her way back into the news through obscure, poorly-reasoned liberal blogs. I hadn't heard this anywhere else." You were applying the standard that suggests if Steve hasn't read it, it must not be news...

Or perhaps your comment was just a snide aside meant to insult, in which case it's only fair that you should be crapped on in return.

Or is it true that the world revolves around "Steve," and only items "Steve" thinks are news actually qualify as news.

I'm just trying to justify your meager, trolling existence with some much-needed attention, Steve. Isn't that, along with your petty, childish insults, the only reason you comment on this blog?

Did I get that wrong too, Steve?

Steve:

Yes.

nikkolai:

Lots of fascination with Sarah here. Curious, that. Do you guys ever talk to Andrew Sullivan? He's obsessed as well.

Lee Ward:

I'm a big fan of Sarah Palin - I can't think of anyone who's helped the Democratic cause more then Sarah the wacko diva.


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