December 11, 2010

Girl talk — Barbara Walters refers to Sarah Palin's "considerable weight"...

... and Sarah Palin calls the GOP — "these boys" — "silly." And "impotent and limp."



And I love when Walters gives Todd a chance to speak, limits him to 3 words, then scolds him for saying more than 3 words.

86 comments:

shoutingthomas said...

And I love when Walters gives Todd a chance to speak, limits him to 3 words, then scolds him for saying more than 3 words.

I'll bet you do.

Your obsession with feminism is pretty stale.

And you're very good at scolding. A thorough schoolmarm.

America's Politico said...
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shoutingthomas said...

You can take my political analysis to the Bank.

What's the point of these bullshit victory statements?

If you have something of substance to say, say it.

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New "Hussein" Ham said...

God Sarah Palin is such a fucking hot woman. If I was Todd, you'd never hear three words out of me because my lips would be busy elsewhere.

Everything about her makes me want to have babies with her while she whisper's "tax cut" into my ear.

Man ... I think I just came a little bit.

edutcher said...

The Lefties, including the RINOs, think they can push her around because she's a girl and, in their little world, the girls can have an opinion, as long as it's an approved opinion, but, otherwise, they're supposed to stay in the background and let the men run things.

They never met a girl raised in the country.

America's Politico said...

blah, blah

You see, the GOP is finished. The sad thing is that they do not know it. From my peers (other consultants to the Admin)

You mean the ones who told him to run off to Michelle and leave the country in the hands of a convicted perjurer and impeached former President?

You need to get out more.

ironrailsironweights said...

God Sarah Palin is such a fucking hot woman.

It is impossible for me to make that judgment without seeing more of her. And you all know what "more" means.

Peter

Fen said...

Sarah Palin calls the GOP — "impotent and limp."

Damn. She nails it again.

And in three words.

shoutingthomas said...

The absolute last thing that appeals to me about Sarah Palin is that she stimulates Althouse's feminist gland.

Every woman in my family worked when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s. They worked mostly at hard labor jobs in factories and farms, right alongside the men. And, generally, they made just about nothing, just like the men.

My mother drove a tractor and plowed the corn and soybean fields from her 14th birthday. She worked on the assembly lines in factories most of her adult life.

Feminism is the province of upper middle class and upper class women. Those are the women who didn't have to work.

This has always been the case. Literary feminism was the cause of upper class women in the UK.

shoutingthomas said...

Or, to be more blunt about it, Althouse's feminism is all about class snobbery.

Palin is not operating on the assumptions you're operating on, Ann.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"And you all know what "more" means."

Here you go, dude.

Only too happy to oblige. Let the spankfest begin.

http://www.timesoftheinternet.com/briefs/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Sarah.jpg

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"The Lefties, including the RINOs, think they can push her around because she's a girl ..."

Spend some time on the lefty website comment sections. They don't want to push her around. They want to fucking murder her (and they probably will).

She represents their worst nightmare: First female President being a Republican.

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Fen said...

shoutingthomas: Or, to be more blunt about it, Althouse's feminism is all about class snobbery.

Sorry, Ann and I disagree on many things, but this is simply not true - as evidenced by her discussions re Clinton's sexual abuse and all the Valenti Monica- Wanna-Be's infesting 3rd wave feminism. If you were here in 2006 and had participated in these discussions, you would grudgingly agree.

I get that you want to nail her to the wall, but this weapon will break in your hands.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"Determined. Patriotic. Faithful."

This is considered hate speech by most Democrats. It cuts too close to the bone.

They do not have a determined President. He has caved on every single issue that he ran on from Gitmo to Bush tax breaks for rich billionaires(notice how Barack Obama is now against taxes on millionaires now that he is one!)

Democrats do not have a patriotic president (or first lady, who remarkably admitted on camera that she has never been proud of America ... at least until Americans elected her husband.)

And Democrats do not have a faithful president. He has abandoned every single issue that Democrats hold dear ... not to mention the fact that he has cheated on his wife.

Democrats hate Sarah Palin precisely because her defining characteristics - which Americans of all political stripes aspire to - are the exact characteristics they are unable to locate in the personality of Barack Obama.

Determination.

Patriotism.

Faithfulness.

It's wonderful knowing that soon it will be morning again in America and this horrid 3am nightmare that Hillary and Bill warned us about will be behind us.

shoutingthomas said...

I get that you want to nail her to the wall, but this weapon will break in your hands.

Don't want to "nail her to the wall."

In general, I like Althouse and I appreciate her work in producing this forum. She's doing a great job.

Everybody's got their blind spot.

At the top of the postings right now, she's blasting the New York Times for dragging out the corpse of President Nixon for the ritual scourging.

I'm just asking: When is she going to stop dragging out the corpse of 70s feminism for the ritual invocation?

Time to give it up. It's boring and used up. And, it's just an excuse for her to bitch again about her endless obsession with her own self-interest.

Nothing wrong with self-interest, but most people put some limits on the extent to which they prosecute it.

Saint Croix said...

Oh wow. All her critics are limp and impotent. I love it.

Fen said...

shouting: In general, I like Althouse and I appreciate her work in producing this forum. She's doing a great job.

Okay. Just saying that your hectoring of her is a bit overdone as of late.

And coming from me, thats like a drunk telling you to stop drinking ;)

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Limpotent

Next year's word of the year.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Palin needs to learn to rise above unfounded criticism. Because from the way she's reacting I have to assume it isn't entirely unfounded.

Joan said...

All her critics are limp and impotent. I love it.

Not all, just the anonymous ones. There's a difference.

knox said...

Palin needs to learn to rise above unfounded criticism.

Yes. This is a big hurdle for her. For me to take her seriously, at least. Her statements in reaction to the Letterman/Bristol jokes was kind of embarrassing.

However, I do agree with her about the GOP. Especially after this big stimulus they passed with Obama. Way to go, guys.

Saint Croix said...

Is it intentional? She has a great sense of humor and a bawdy one. Or is it subliminal? Right after that she uses "faithful" to describe herself.

One thing I find really awesome about her is how sexualized she is. She's the opposite of the desexualized, or asexualized, feminist woman. She is comfortable in her sexuality. She is happy being a woman. Impotence jokes would seem hostile from most feminists. From Sarah it's no big deal.

edutcher said...

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"The Lefties, including the RINOs, think they can push her around because she's a girl ..."

Spend some time on the lefty website comment sections. They don't want to push her around. They want to fucking murder her (and they probably will).


They have about the same chance - I don't think it will happen.

She's got the same backbone as Old Hickory and TR - and they didn't assassinate too easily, either.

Robin said...

shoutingthomas, the day you correctly identify either Althouse's "blindspot" or Palin's, will be the most surprising day we've seen.

All you've really done is identify your own blind spot for us.

Almost Ali said...

Palin should avoid these girlie interviews, or at least smack the girlie-interviewer across the face. Make'em pay for their seething condescension.

Conserve Liberty said...

I just love it that all Sarah Palin has to do is open her mouth and everyone gets so . . . angry . . . irrational . . . jealous.

David said...

Jason (the commenter) said...
Palin needs to learn to rise above unfounded criticism. Because from the way she's reacting I have to assume it isn't entirely unfounded.

Of course you have to assume that, Jason. Any other assumption would cause your head to explode.

Saint Croix said...

I like that Todd's wearing a baseball cap. And he's unshaven. It's like he walked in from mowing the grass. He's polite but his dress speaks volumes. "Independent," and "Don't give a damn what you think."

I like how Sarah shoots guns on TLC, and then gives a girlie interview. She's aware of her public persona (how can she not be), and yet she's not at all formal or uptight. She is so natural. What comes across is a complete confidence.

I wonder how much behind-the-scenes wrangling was done for this interview? You have no idea that Walters is on the View. I see no bias. Of course it's a softball interview. That's what she does. What is interesting is that Sarah Palin is getting the softball treatment. Wow. It's almost like she's a human being.

GMay said...

Looks like we can add ST to the list of one trick ponies. America's Politico and Mick will now be able to talk about three things.

Jason (the commenter) said...

David: Of course you have to assume that, Jason. Any other assumption would cause your head to explode.

Someone who can control themselves wont get emotional and wont resort to childish things like name calling. Palin seems weak when she talks like this, not strong. She's letting herself be dragged into the mud.

ricpic said...

Babba Wawwa is the very definition of imperious bitch.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I love that Sarah points out the glaring contradiction in the establishment politician's thinking.

They say:

1. Palin is just some dumb hick quiter hockey mom from a podunk little hick town in a State that is full of dumb knuckle draggin rubes.

...and at the same time

2. Palin is the all powerful puppet master throwing her considerable weight behind candidates and completely destroying the best laid plans of the elitist politicians who know best.

Which is it. Is the the inconsequential side show....or is she a force to be recognized. They, the elitists, left and right, want to have it both ways.

I hope all their heads eventually just explode.

chickelit said...

And I love when Walters gives Todd a chance to speak, limits him to 3 words, then scolds him for saying more than 3 words.

My heart goes out to you Meade.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Palin threw her husband under the bus!

Palin gets interviewed by a liberal woman and uses all sorts of man-hating language. Did she not know a camera was recording her? Is this how she talks about men all the time?

Jason (the commenter) said...

chickelit: My heart goes out to you Meade.

My heart goes out to Todd.

garage mahal said...

It is impossible for me to make that judgment without seeing more of her. And you all know what "more" means.

I'm guessing yes. And I'd bet money she has a Tramp Stamp.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

"Palin needs to learn to rise above unfounded criticism. Because from the way she's reacting I have to assume it isn't entirely unfounded."

G.W. Bush took your advice and at the end of the day was buried under an avalanche of unfounded lies....

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Palin threw her husband under the bus!

Hardly

Palin gets interviewed by a liberal woman and uses all sorts of man-hating language.

Yes. The male politicians and even the female politicians who sneer at Palin and people like Palin deserve to be raked over the coals.

And some men (and women) are worth hating especially those that are attacking you for no good reason other than you are a woman and represent a challenge to their power.

Fen said...

Garage: I'm guessing yes. And I'd bet money she has a Tramp Stamp.

How much would you like to bet?

garage mahal said...

How much would you like to bet?

To which?

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"And I'd bet money she has a Tramp Stamp."

Yes, Barbara Walters does have a tramp stamp.

It says "Come On Me Here" with a big arrow pointing towards her anus.

shoutingthomas said...

Garage: I'm guessing yes. And I'd bet money she has a Tramp Stamp.

I'll take that bet, too.

Sometimes you're just an asshole, garage. First, the Tramp Stamp is of a different generation than Palin.

Second, the fucking snob asshole thing is disgusting.

About what I'd expect from you.

The idiot, as usual in this discussion is not Palin. It's you, asshole.

I'd really like to see you say that in front of Palin's husband. I'd enjoy watching him beat you down into a puddle of shit, which appears to be the your essential building block.

Fen said...

I'd really like to see you say that in front of Palin's husband

Nah, Sarah would knock out Garage before her husband.

Of course, if Garage was ever near Sarah he would soil himself, tuck his tail and flee.

traditionalguy said...

Sarah rocks. Walters hates little people that have considerabl weight.l

Fen said...

Oooops. Garage just wet himself at the prospect.

Sorry about that dude. Maybe you should get some Depends.

Trooper York said...

"Jason (the commenter) said...
chickelit: My heart goes out to you Meade.

My heart goes out to Todd."

When you are married to a strong capable woman, you don't sweat the mall details in life. You know you have someone who can stand on their own two feet and will be with you in the foxhole. So if she want's to bust your balls it is ok. Because you see you have balls.

People like Todd, Meade, DBQ's Husband, Freeman Hunts husband and me all have something in common. We are not afraid of loving strong women.

Just sayn'

Trooper York said...

Mall details?

Small details.

I do sweat when she goes to the mall.

garage mahal said...

Strong women don't quit everything they've ever started. Just sayn.

Fen said...

Garage: Strong women don't quit everything they've ever started.

I knew Obama had his balls cut off, but when did he become a woman?

shoutingthomas said...

Strong women don't quit everything they've ever started. Just sayn.

Assholes like you should watch their mouths.

Just sayn.

What kind of pigsty do you live in? When you take off you dirty Depends, do you just throw them in the corner so that you can pick them up and sniff them later?

Like I said, I'd get a kick out of seeing what Palin's husband would do you to you.

garage mahal said...

What kind of pigsty do you live in? When you take off you dirty Depends, do you just throw them in the corner so that you can pick them up and sniff them later?

I go commando ST. Sorry.

Hagar said...

http://bigthink.com/ideas/21121

Methadras said...

Palin is a man's woman. She is a woman who clearly understands men while she is married to a man who clearly understands her. This is the appeal to her success. If for nothing else, she is completely and totally milfy.

Trooper York said...

Well at least Sarah didn't get up and let Bill Clinton finish her interview for her.

Hee.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...
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Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Sarah Palin calls the GOP — "impotent and limp."

Damn. She nails it again.

And in three words.


From those of you who don't get your cheap thrills from ogling Republican politicians, there's something more effective than Sarah Palin: Viagra.

Just ask Rush Limballs.

Does he do on-air endorsements for Viagra? I mean, I know he was too embarrassed to have his own name on the prescription bottle that was confiscated as he tried to smuggle the pills back with him from his sex holiday in the Dominican Republic. But don't you think a good capitalist would want to give due credit to the invisible hands and market forces that keep good ole Rush's dick strung up in the air when lust alone and the chi (or circulation) that flows through his fat belly can't?

garage mahal said...

Methadras said...

Palin is a man's woman.


Well I guess that rules you out, Angry Baby.

shoutingthomas said...

You've really got to wonder how a fuckhead like garage allows himself to write these things about Palin.

Somehow, I think he would be aghast at any man who would express himself this way about a woman in the context of his life.

And yet, the lowlife fuckhead keeps talking about Palin in a way that would earn him a beating or possible arrest.

What in the fuck is wrong with you, shithead?

Believe me, I can't find any way to excuse your asshole behavior.

You acted this way in a room where I was present toward any woman and there would be hell to pay, you lowlife bastard.

I don't care who the woman is.

Now show some decency and manner, asshole.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

It's hilarious how she describes other Republicans as hiding behind (some unknown person's) skirt, while it never occurs to her that her own supporters might be hiding behind her skirt.

This whole phenomenon is so transparently farcical, you would have to go to a cartoon to find a plotline even remotely similar.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Pfizer is to Rush Limball's dick what a puppeteer is to Miss Piggy.

Pfizer and the Dominican sex tourism industry.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Quit hiding behind Sarah Palin's skirt, shouting thomas.

shoutingthomas said...

I just do not understand how in the hell liberals have decided to all rules are off when it comes to Palin.

And I don't want to hear an explanation either.

garage mahal said...

Now show some decency and manner, asshole.

Stop calling me asshole and I might!

What's wrong with a Tramp Stamp anyway? It's just a tattoo.

shoutingthomas said...

Quit hiding behind Sarah Palin's skirt, shouting thomas.

From pompous blowhard to idiot in the space of a few hours.

Some performance, Big Idiot.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

"... a way that would earn him a beating or possible arrest.

Apparently equally civilized ways of resolving a disagreement in shouting thomas' world.

shoutingthomas said...

What's wrong with a Tramp Stamp anyway? It's just a tattoo.

You are an asshole.

Have you ever expressed this kind of contempt for a woman in a public setting?

You know you would get your ass kicked if you did.

Quit acting like a lowlife piece of shit, and I'll stop calling you one.

shoutingthomas said...

I'm not even a supporter of Palin.

I don't care who holds office.

But, I'm mighty tired of the behavior of this lowlife piece of shit, garbage.

No man in his right man behaves this way, asshole.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Clearly ST(D) is infatuated with Sarah Palin.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

No man in his right man...

Geez, ST. You're really throwing me for a loop here. Now I'm not sure what garage is trying to get at with the whole "tramp stamp" talk, but your defense of her "honor" as if you were her father or lover really confused me. You say you don't care if she gets in office or not, but clearly you have a thing for her. Or at least you have a thing for her as your generic idea of a woman.

OTOH, you always rail on about how the "homosexuals" are getting a slice of your pie, so to speak. If that's the case, why would you talk about being in "your right man". You haven't said anything that would "peg" (pardon the pun) you for gay. In fact, you go on about what a rabidly heterosexual wolf-man you consider yourself to be. And yet, you talk of being "in" your "right man". What gives?

Can I ask how you got in your right man and how he happened to come into your life, shouting thomas?

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Clearly if shouting thomas were in his right man, he wouldn't behave this way.

Can we all lend a hand and help shouting thomas find his right man? He needs to get "in" him, pronto!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Trooper York: We are not afraid of loving strong women.

Busting balls isn't a sign of strength. Not when you're doing it in public, in enemy territory, and you're trying to show how Presidential you can be.

She's showing she knows how to keep enemies, whereas a successful leader needs to be able to work with them.

I haven't seen a political fiasco this bad since Obama called Republicans "hostage takers" right after reaching a compromise with them.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Thank God Jason's stuck around. But why is he going on about women busting guys' balls?

We could surely use his expertise on helping us find the right man for shouting thomas to get into.

Come on, Jason. What advice do you have for shouting thomas, and how he can go about getting (fitting?) into his right man?

knox said...

Busting balls isn't a sign of strength. Not when you're doing it in public, in enemy territory, and you're trying to show how Presidential you can be.

Agree.

##

G.W. Bush took your advice and at the end of the day was buried under an avalanche of unfounded lies....


Well, there is a middle ground. It is possible to reply without insults.

Do I like that she is tough? Yes. But this behavior isn't "tough," it's posturing. She absolutely has to come across as above it in order to be taken seriously by people who don't already support her.

prairie wind said...

Discussions about Palin are so strange. The discussion almost never is about policy. Lots of talk about what a fine woman she is, how tough she is, how she would whup you...all kinds of odd fantasies about her. So much of it has to do with sex. And this from her supporters!

She is so often compared to Reagan, but when Reagan was serious about politics, was he routinely described in sexual terms?

rcocean said...

Palin's been hammered 24/7 for over 2 years. I've never seen a VP candidate, Governor, and possible POTUS candidate, subject to such non-stop tasteless abuse.

Bush got some of the same treatment, but that was AFTER he became POTUS. This has actually made her stronger. The libs/left have nothing more to throw at her. She's shown she can take it and dish it right back.

Once she gets in a debate with those other limp droning Republicans and holds her own on policy matters - she'll do well.

But she still won't be nominated. She's too popular, charismatic, and conservative. Republicans hate that. They like moderate, boring old guys, with executive hair.

Fen said...

BigGov: Clearly ST(D) is infatuated with Sarah Palin.

Less than you are. You can't stop talking about her.

Big Gov't Trickling Down on You said...

Nah - I'm just infatuated with you Fen and find it tedious always having to look through her skirt to find you hiding there.

Ann Althouse said...

It suddenly occurs to me that chickelit doesn't understand the expression "I love when..."

knox said...

It suddenly occurs to me that chickelit doesn't understand the expression "I love when..."

Yeah, it's odd how many on this thread didn't get the sarcasm.

knox said...

They like moderate, boring old guys, with executive hair.

Sad but true.

Kirk Parker said...

Yeah, there's a widespread problem with sarcasm detectors today, too bad I'm not in the business fixing them.

traditionalguy said...

The Sarah Palin dunk tank Olympics will be re-run by an Alphabet Nets lady until she gets dunked again. Who will be the Tag Team questioner up next? IMO, she has their number...her challenge is still coming from Rove's Rino Express trying to demean her every move "for her own good".

Synova said...

Actually, Todd looked sort of thin and drawn. Usually he looks so robust. Maybe he wasn't expecting to participate and didn't get make-up for the camera lights.

And really... a hat?

Even so, I think that he's interesting. Certainly every bit as interesting as any other political spouse.

The criticism that Palin lost the Senate is ridiculous. The GOP expects not to have to work very hard. No one knows if they're limp or impotent because they never seem to *try*. They don't try, so who's going to stick their neck out and attempt to run for office when they don't have any reason to expect support?

Synova said...

Now, she's talking about nameless people who say she was a bad influence and lost seats... that leaves out Rove, right? And who else?

Calling people who won't identify themselves names, doesn't seem like "name calling" in the classic sense. Who is she calling impotent and limp? And they're hiding behind Barbara Walters' skirt, no? Nameless persons having someone air their grumbles who is just passing along the words and not saying so herself...

A named person making the claim that Palin lost seats or lost the Senate could be asked to specify, to support the argument, and then an answer could be given and the matter discussed. If there is no way to know who to respond to about it then the statement sort of just stands there.

In general though, the GOP hasn't been aggressive about supporting candidates, and certainly not challengers or "new blood" or anyone facing a hard fight. It's much easier to blame a spoiler than examine what could have been done differently in-house.

I think it's pretty clear, BTW, that Palin isn't looking to a GOP chair position. Not even.

Hector Owen said...

Mark Levin says that Baba Wawa edited Palin's mention of Liberty and Tyranny out of the interview. There's a cut near the end of her answer to the what have you been reading lately question. I wonder what else was edited?

I suppose that the fight against men wearing hats indoors is lost. I do hope he doesn't wear it at the dinner table.