July 26, 2009

"She's really not stepping down. She's stepping up to do something bigger and better."

Sarah Palin stepped down up today.

84 comments:

peter hoh said...

"Movin' on up."

Seems to me I remember a sitcom with that theme song.

Penny said...

I'd say that Sarah is "movin' on up".

Have you noticed that when you read a quote of what she said, you already read it in Sarah's voice?

Here, let me show you what I mean.

From the NYT's article...

"She also took aim at the media, saying her replacement, Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, ''has a very nice family too, so leave his kids alone!''

And she told the media: ''How about, in honor of the American soldier, you quit makin' things up?''"

Rose said...

It's sobering to realize how different things would be if she only had a D on her voter registration instead of an R.

And how far we have fallen.

Go Sarah. We're with you all the way.

John Stodder said...

Bigger and better? Like President of the World Bank?

Senator of Alaska isn't bigger or better than governor, nor is talk show host. So, I guess that means she's running for president. This was the lamest clue ever!

traditionalguy said...

Sarah is starting the ethics-charges free use of her own time speaking at the Ronald Reagan library. I guess she plans to become a Librarian, or something. Now what could it possibly be?

kentuckyliz said...

Sexy librarian!

Heck I'm str8 and I'd do her.

Alex said...

#1 she has to sign that book deal and pay off her legal fees

#2 she has to "bone up" on the issues

#3 she needs debate coaching and how to be bullet-proof with the Couric/Gibson types

#4 she has to be like a duck

edwardroyce said...

I await the mouth frothing the kinetic hatred scribbling and the derision plastered on with trowels.

And liberals incapable of not talking about Palin.

What can I say. I'm easily amused.

Fred4Pres said...

I like Sarah. I wish her well. But I just can't see her winning the GOP nomination this time around. I can see her definitely making a difference in GOP politics this time around.

Chip Ahoy said...

Alex, you left off elocution tutoring, hair/makeup update, contact lenses.

She really must lose the Fargo accent.

Other than these and the points you brought up ...

¡¿ What ?!

Fred4Pres said...

The AP gives Sarah a parting gift. Given the state of professional photography, how could this be anything but intentional.




If Sarah's future is over, why are biased journalists so afraid of her?

Sy said...

Here is one more gold nugget from Nancy Pelosi:

I do think the health care bill is a stimulus package
-Nancy Pelosi

Could someone PLEASE go to Nancy Pelosi and shove a FREAKING clue down her throat??? Does she know what happened to the last "stimulus" package???

Sy said...

AND PEOPLE THINK SARAH PALIN IS DUMB?????

Synova said...

I get health care "stimulous" spam.

It's very annoying.

Stupid Pfizer.

Synova said...

"She really must lose the Fargo accent."

Hey!

I resemble that remark!

Chip Ahoy said...

Restless echinacea from down there ↓

Chip Ahoy said...

Ha ha ha. Apologies. No offense intended, but honestly, eight years of Bush's lazy-ass 'tuh' for 'to' substitution, and 'nuclur' for 'nuclear', and 'schtradaje' for 'strategy' and now with Obama's whistling Sibilant consonants, well, I just don't think my poor sensitive ears can take another term of idiosyncratic speech.

blake said...

Chip, dude. You're totally harshing my mellow.

Cedarford said...

Ya, yah just remember that she isn't a lame duck anymore or a dead fish floating downstream ..uhh..she's now like a migrating caribou, ya betcha!!

And remember that criticizing her is like criticising troops fightin' for this country and anyone who says , like different, yah know...is some smartypants Elitist!!

I think the Cult of Palin will be just as welcomed and just as beneficial for Republicans and that Cult of self-promoting Jesse Jackson was for Democrats and their fortunes, 1980-1994.

She might be productive if she just shuts her mouth and talks about things she has decent knowledge of, like energy, home and small town economics. But I don't think it is in her nature to wait or take time to work on her knowledge deficiencies when she can read a TelePrompter almost as good as Obama in from of cheering, slogan-thirsty fans...

Ralph L said...

Alex, you left off elocution tutoring, hair/makeup update, contact lenses.
She really must lose the Fargo accent.
No to all of the above.
Compare with Hillary's Chicago vowels and fake Southern--uggh.

Tiny Jones, Come Home said...

Sarah Palin dragged us all to the abyss, and I was so frightened that she would be our vice-president with her finger on the button and all of us might be dead at her hand. We are so BLESSED to have Barack Obama who gives us so much hope and change that we can't stand it! Now let her go with her children back into her bush she loves so much and leave us alone!

Pogo said...

Palin has served as grist for the MSM mill, her family just a few more kernels of corn tossed under the wheel.

Despite a millstone that normally grinds its enemies into dust, she seems to have retained ambition and confidence, making her no more or less lunatic than others seeking high office.

I myself look not for a political savior, just a leader that can begin to loosen these fetters forged by government which made it for each citizen link by link, and yard by yard, whose weight and length was already heavy and long way back when Palin graduated from high school. But the state has labored on it, since; it is a ponderous chain!

If she plays any role at all in an escape from Eurostate fascism, I don't care if she keeps the hick accent, holds the retarded kid in public, or wears red Naughty Monkey shoes, these among her gravest crimes.

Lem said...

Amen to that Pogo.

Jason (the commenter) said...

SO the NYT used the AP to cover the story. Is Sarah Palin not important enough for the NYT to cover with reporters anymore, was it a budgetary issue, or did they want deniability?

Lem said...

What makes one accent annoying to the ears and another pleasant?

I have no idea.

All I know is that the morning news always manages to find the most annoying accent to slap me out of my somber.

Pogo said...

"What makes one accent annoying to the ears and another pleasant?

Sufficient money, fame, or power, or proximity to them, can make even the most cacophonous noise seem endearing. Thus explains Tiny Tim, Yoko Ono, and Katie Couric.

Love can do the same, but only mother love proves the most enduring, often having taught that very voice. Marriage can begin with joy at the sound of her laugh turn to cringing, given sufficient time and ingratitude.

JAL said...

"She turned into a vicious vixen," he said. "She descended into ugly, divisive politics."

Ater she had been verbally assaulted below the belt. Gotta watch those vicious vixens and divisive politics.

Meanwhile we have a racialist (is that a black racist?) in the White House who insults law officers, physicians, insurance companies and the free market with impunity. Note that doesn't include, of course, lawyers and "racial profilers."

JAL said...

As far as dealing with Couric and Gibson, I'd like to hear her with them now.

I am absolutely convinced that the McCain and GOP handlers were trying to "fix" her. Now she doesn't have to perform for anyone so we might get a better idea of her capabilities.

BTW -- is there something wrong with listening past someone's accent to hear what they say?

Why doesn't the press write in dialect for other regional inflections? Like downtown Detroit, New York City? South Georgia?

Ooops.

TRO said...

"If Sarah's future is over, why are biased journalists so afraid of her?"

The same reason the left in general is afraid of her. She is a real threat in 2012. A threat that grows greater every day that Barry's poll numbers drop.

TitusIsInLove said...

All I know is I want to feel up her tits which are beautiful and want to smell her pussy but who amongst us does'nt want to?

TitusIsInLove said...

I also wouldn't mind rimming her after a long run through Wasilla.

But I am speaking to all when I say they wouldn't mind rimming her after a long run.

How many politicians can you say this about?

That is why she is definitely a step above any politician.

She is also hot as shit.

TitusIsInLove said...

My Indian husband with a British accent (hot combo) called me last night after ice cream to tell me he likes me.

How hot is that?

AllenS said...

Hey, Titus, why don't you go eat some shit.

TitusIsInLove said...

AllenS that sounds a little harsh but I give you a big special hug and kiss.

TitusIsInLove said...

I imagine her pussy smelling like rose revermina with a hint of patchouli and elk.

Howard said...

Titus nails it. She is the object of homoerotic (repressed or otherwise) love. Sarah is a man's man. Assured, sharp, in control and down home. She is a Log Cabin-style man cave for the chickenhawk fantasy spank bank.

The MSM loves her because they know that more that half the country does not have an gender-bending Oedipus complex variant and will help to ensure longer democrat majorities.

Pogo said...

" She is the object of homoerotic (repressed or otherwise) love. Sarah is a man's man."

Your gaydar seems to be on the fritz. Check the Garland optimizer; reset it to 4 Judies and reboot the system. If it is till giving the same readings, the fault is most likely with Julie Newmar oscillator, and replacement is advised.

TitusIsInLove said...

Let me just lay it on the line.

I want to pork Sarah Palin.

thank you.

jacksonianlawyer said...

There's a time for love and a time for living.
You take a chance and face the wind.
An open road and a road that's hidden
A brand new life around the bend.

There were times when I lost a dream or two.
Found the trail, and at the end was you.
There's a path you take and a path untaken
The choice is up to you my friend.

Nights are long but you're on your way
To a brand new life,
Brand new life,
Brand new life around the bend.

Sloanasaurus said...

Unlike Obama, Palin is wise enough to know she doesn't know everything and is wise enough therefore to do less. I would vote for her in a second - anything to stave off the disaster Obama has brought on this country.

AJ Lynch said...

OT. But today my local paper did not have a single mention of Obama on its front page! That is perhaps unprecedented since Jan. 20.

To me, that means Obama has been convinced to cut back on the daily speeches and photo ops because they were not helping his cause. Prez Obambi is failing bigtime!

jacksonianlawyer said...

Nicely put Sloanasaurus; I agree with your sentiments completely.

TitusIsInLove said...

Can you feel a brand new life?

Can you feel a brand new life?

From the Wiz.

Sarah Palin's tits are feeling a brand new life and i want to feel Sarah Palin's tits.

Tits.

rhhardin said...

Imus's bottom line: she may not be stupid, but she sounds stupid.

traditionalguy said...

Howard...I would never bet against the national Oedipus Complex. It is far more powerful than the Military-industrial Complex. And I suspect that it will easily defeat the Racial-Environmental Complex. Sarah's only fear will be the Acorn VoteFraud Complex.

AJ Lynch said...

Pogo ate his Wheaties this morning!

TitusIsInLove said...

I would vote for Palin in a second but more importantly I would pork her in 1/2 a second.

I want to smell her pussy bad.

TitusIsInLove said...

I would also be interested in watching a video of Sarah stretching before a work out.

TitusIsInLove said...

And if she becomes pregnant again a birthing documentary would be a must see in my household.

TitusIsInLove said...

the thought of a hog sliding into her cooch excites me.

MadisonMan said...

Not moving down, moving up. Yes, that's one way to spin it.

I wonder what the next job will be that she quits?

TitusIsInLove said...

MadisonMan don't be so degrading to Palin.

thank you.

traditionalguy said...

Titus...The word I hear is that she is politically single, having divorced herself from a political marriage to a very small state. She is single now and available for political intercourse with something Bigger and Better in 2012. I betcha that Sarah running for a national erection.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

I suspect one important reason Palin attracts such visceral hatred from some Republicans as well as Democrats is that she's a western conservative -- meaning passionately in favor of robust defense and otherwise-limited government.

For the most part the GOP has three components, often quite uncomfortable with each other: the northeastern blueblood "moderates" who view governance as a certain noblesse oblige; the overwhelmingly southeastern Busybody Baptist contingent; and the western libertarians.

Bush 43 had just enough of each that he could pull it off in an era working against Republicans. His great failing, and that of his party at the time, however, was the assumption that larger government should be used to advance "conservative" -- meaning those of both pro-Big Business Republican bluebloods and the Busybody Baptists.

Sarah Palin and nearly all western conservatives are a tremendous threat to both the Bluebloods and the Busybodies, to say nothing of your garden variety Democrat these days.

The real fight shaping up is between the political classes -- and many Republicans along with essentially every Democrat now favor Big Government, though for different purposes -- and ordinary, productive Americans, most of whom wish simply to be left alone and not have to worry each day about what Government will do to them next.

Palin is currently at the nexus of that dynamic.

The Crack Emcee said...

Like Bush, I don't care what she talks like, she understands what America's about - and the crazy Liberals fear her:

Go, Sarah!

The Macho Response

MadisonMan said...

Titus, I will try not to degrade ex-Governor Palin.

Namaste.

SteveR said...

The sole reason for Sarah Palin's existence, which her resignation and the publicity surrounding it reinforces, is to turn my otherwise intelligent sister into a bat shit crazy lunatic.

traditionalguy said...

Bart Hall...You have a point. The "nexus of that dynamic" is in the hands of a feisty point guard who is willing to see the floor and take her shot. The western individualists understand her and are willing to follow her, and the southeastern Bible Belters are totally comfortable with her. The last segment of the northeastern moderates will never like her style, but they will vote for her out of fear of the destructive politics of Obama/Acorn looting way too much loot in so little time.

Invisible Man said...

The "nexus of that dynamic" is in the hands of a feisty point guard who is willing to see the floor and take her shot.

But I thought she was going to pass out of the double team. Or maybe using her current example, she would walk off the court before halftime, and that tell her team that her quitting was to win and that losers just kept playing and trying to win. I'm so confused. Anyways, she's nuts.

L. E. Lee said...

Wow, a Sarah Palin post. I didn't see that one coming. Nowadays, this is the other kind of red meat that Ann throws to her Althouse Hillbillies.
"Hey Jethros! Come and eat it up!"

traditionalguy said...

Invisable man...Sarah has been too busy seeing Russia from her home across the Bridge she did not build to try to educate you liberal intellects in how the great players all the time get promoted to the Big Leagues from small farm teams long before the end of the season. So expect to see this Quitter from her Alaskan farm team again when she is starring in the seventh game of the 2012 World Series. How does "President Sarah Palin" sound to you?

Pogo said...

Anyways, she's nuts.

Biden.
Byrd.
Boxer.
Burris.

And that's just the Bs.

garage mahal said...

She's right about one thing. Alaska is better off without her.

William said...

Palin sent her son off to war and was criticized for the manner in which she prayed for him. And liberals wonder why conservatives bond so strongly to her. She is the most likeable and authentic person to appear in politics in a long, long time.....That said, I would like to see her at one or two removes from daily politics. She could be to the Republicans what Eleanor Roosevelt was to the Democrats--the soul of the party, not its sinews and sweat..... The comparison to Eleanor Roosevelt is a little forced. Neither Democrats or Republicans can appreciate it. The bertter analogy is to Joan of Arc. In the fullness of time we will all see her as the American Joan of Arc.

MadisonMan said...

Well, yes, Pogo, All Politicians are Nuts.

Some are charmingly nutty however.

section9 said...

Titus;

You're fooling noone.

Everyone here knows that you want to be viciously rammed by Todd Palin.

Now stop trying to gull the audience into thinking that Sarah attracts you.

traditionalguy said...

Do you think Sarah could get 100,000,000 Hillbillies and Nuts together at the polls loving her and loving themselves in 2012? That sounds like Jeffersonian Democracy in action, the fear of which is something that Harvard cult leaders, Kenyan Kings, and ChiTown Machine Thugs all have in common. So why do R E Lee and others think it is nuts? Are they afraid too?

G Joubert said...

The point guard walked off the court in disgust before the game was over. She did that because the other team stopped playing by the rules, and instead they played with a rulebook of their own which they made up. Meanwhile, the ones charged with the responsibility of watching both sides, enforcing the existing rules, and otherwise keeping it fair, threw in with the other side. So she left, better things to do.

traditionalguy said...

Sorry, I re-named our friend L E Lee as R E Lee, which is a slip that only a hillbilly from W&L in Lexington, Virginia could make.

Paul said...

"So why do R E Lee and others think it is nuts? Are they afraid too?"

Because these folks are so mind numbingly stupid that they can look at socialism, Chicago thug politics, and a vain, weak, inexperienced race hustling community activist President and see the ingredients for the makings of utopia.

Hence their first instincts are 180 degrees WRONG.

Every time.

Pogo said...

All Politicians are Nuts.

Exactly.
Pointing it out is unnecessary, like saying water is wet or Chicago is corrupt.

It's part of the definition.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Pogo -- just the Bs, eh? Gadzooks, consider the order of presidential succession with this crew:

Joe Biden
Nancy Pelosi
KKK Byrd
Hillary Clinton
Goldman Geithner

Only Clinton would be other than an absolute joke.

Big Mike said...

It's time to dust off and update the campaign slogan of Grover Cleveland: "We love him for the enemies he has made."

Anybody that the AP, NYT, Washington Post, Maureen Dowd, everybody who writes for Slate, everybody who writes for Salon, and, especially, L.E. Lee hates with such an all-consuming passion has to be pretty good.

Big Mike said...

BTW, every time the Professor puts up a post with Palin's name on it we go way over 200 comments. Anybody want to start a pool as to when we go over 200?

L. E. Lee said...

I don't think we have seen the last of Sarah Palin.

(At least that is what I pray for at night before I go to bed.)

Big Mike said...

@traditionalguy, anybody who would confuse L.E. Lee with Marse Robert needs to visit the Lee Chapel and spend some time banging his head against the railing in front of R. E. Lee's tomb in shame and contrition.

I mean, seriously, guy...

L. E. Lee said...

Big Mike wrote
"BTW, every time the Professor puts up a post with Palin's name on it we go way over 200 comments."

There is nothing that the Althouse Hillbillies like to gnaw on more!

EDH said...

And I believe you should put a woman on a pedestal.. high enough so you can look up her dress.

And I believe in equality, equality for everyone.. no matter how stupid they are, or how much better I am than they are.


What I Believe.

by Steve Martin

I believe in rainbows and puppy dogs and fairy tales.

And I believe in the family - Mom and Dad and Grandma.. and Uncle Tom, who waves his penis.

And I believe 8 of the 10 Commandments.

And I believe in going to church every Sunday, unless there's a game on.

And I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, wholesome and natural things.. that money can buy.

And I believe it's derogatory to refer to a woman's breasts as "boobs", "jugs", "winnebagos" or "golden bozos".. and that you should only refer to them as "hooters".

And I believe you should put a woman on a pedestal.. high enough so you can look up her dress.

And I believe in equality, equality for everyone.. no matter how stupid they are, or how much better I am than they are.

And, people say I'm crazy for believing this, but I believe that robots are stealing my luggage.

And I believe I made a mistake when I bought a 30-story 1-bedroom apartment.

And I believe the Battle of the Network Stars should be fought with guns.

And I believe that Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was - an arctic region covered with ice.

And, lastly, I believe that of all the evils on this earth, there is nothing worse than the music you're listening to right now. That's what I believe.

MadisonMan said...

I don't think this post will pass 200. The new one just up, however, will. By 4:30 PM.

Invisible Man said...

The point guard walked off the court in disgust before the game was over. She did that because the other team stopped playing by the rules, and instead they played with a rulebook of their own which they made up. Meanwhile, the ones charged with the responsibility of watching both sides, enforcing the existing rules, and otherwise keeping it fair, threw in with the other side. So she left, better things to do.

Oh, the self-righteous self-pity. Political life is so unfair only to Saint Sarah.

traditionalguy said...

Big Mike...I repent and I promise that I will make a pilgrimage to the Chapel, and I will throw 3 lemons into VMI Professor T J Jackson's monument while I am there. I feel that General Lee would forgive me, but I am not sure that Stonewall would understand such a grievous error.

Big Mike said...

@traditionalguy, Thomas Jackson's grave is about four or five blocks away, as I recall. But I'd let you off with three pennies tossed on Traveler's grave. 8-)

Of course the real reason why you'd want to make the walk from the Lee Chapel to Jackson's grave is that the route takes you past the Cocoa Mill. Have a truffle!

Big Mike said...

@Madison, you're right.

(I still think the Professor does Palin Posts as a traffic builder, not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Xmas said...

Invisible,

I wouldn't say it's only unfair to Sara. However, the left has now opened up the option of bringing ethics complaints against any governor running for President or Vice President. Any travel out of state is now a chance to charge a governor with using state funds for their own gain.

They've effectively removed the ability of any standing governor to run for high office.