April 14, 2011

Sarah Palin will appear at the Madison Tea Party rally this Saturday.

Well... that ought to bulk up the crowd... with all sorts of characters!

53 comments:

Original Mike said...

Will Meade be taking pictures?

AJ Lynch said...

Be cool to see New Media Meade interview her.

Lincolntf said...

Say what one wants, the gal is no shrinking violet.

chickelit said...

Althouse said: Well... that ought to bulk up the crowd... with all sorts of characters!

I'm very curious to see and hear the reaction she receives. It could be very trying for the Madison crowd.

wv = "flabia" as in, Wow! those are some real flabia majora!

LarsPorsena said...

Lincolntf said...

Say what one wants, the gal is no shrinking violet.

It's easy when your opponents are pansies.

Brent said...

Just wanted to say that I just had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Breitbart after he finished appearing on the Michael Medved Show. Andrew said that. He cosidered Althouse to be the best blog out today, and it's commenters the most balanced and intelligent of any blig.

Cool.

Econophile said...

In the comments, "JEP" suggests:

...and keep raising the volume, ....just drown her out... every time they turn up her mic, get louder and angrier, until she has to humbly (NOT!!) walk off stage...

It's unfortunate Mr. JEP, who I'm afraid probably echoes the reaction of many who were on the Square last month, doesn't seem to appreciate debate or letting others have their voice.

Sort of like how the only outcomes that fit their kindergarten view of democracy are the ones in which they win.

traditionalguy said...

This may be her campaign kickoff, since the Donald has been lapping the field while she has been fishing and hunting up in Alaska.

PaulV said...

what are odds on a violent counter demonstration? Over/under on crowd size?

MadisonMan said...

I do try to get to the opening Farmers' Market each year (Fresh Cheese Curds! Grape Juice! The first (overwintered) Spinach!), so maybe I'll be up there, but the forecast isn't promising nice weather. And her appearance would likely be later than I'd want to stay anyway. Don't like fighting the strollers and wagons that proliferate after 9.

Saturday afternoon is garden work time. I'll be planting onions! The lettuce and spinach have sprouted, finally.

Meade said...

"Will Meade be taking pictures?"

You betcha! And so will Mrs. New Media.

Beta Rube said...

I can't wait. I've never been to a political event in my life, but I am not going to miss this one.

John said...

With all the political friction that is likely to ensue, Madison will probably combust.

edutcher said...

During the '08 campaign, 30,000 people came to see Miss Sarah in FL. She is still that greatly admired.

And it drives the Lefties nuts.

Meade said...

"Will Meade be taking pictures?"

You betcha! And so will Mrs. New Media.


Sarah Palin is probably the most beautiful woman in public life today* (with, of course, the exception of Mrs. New Media), so the pics, taken on a Spring day, should be gorgeous.

*I know, Nikki Haley, Kristi Noem, Michelle Bachmann, etc., are tough competition, but Miss Sarah just radiates these days.

Lukedog said...

"Don't like fighting the strollers and wagons that proliferate after 9."

You said it, MadisonMan. I consider a good morning at the DCFM to be when stroller-ankle contact is <20 occurrences :)

Stephanie said...

Would you mind explaining this comment on your post?

"... with all sorts of characters!"

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

I'm sure that New Meadeia will capture plenty of pictures and video to showcase the civility of Madisons lefties.

This will be entertaining and telling.

Original Mike said...

"You betcha! And so will Mrs. New Media."

Cool.

William said...

Sarah Palin is fearless.

Whether one agrees with her or not, she has the moxy and leadership that is painfully lacking in the current administration

Ut said...

"Sarah Palin will appear at the Madison Tea Party rally this Saturday."

Wisconsin just got a huge boner. Washington Island is now part of Canada.

Phil 3:14 said...

Sarah Palin will be a distraction.

Sigivald said...

edutcher: If you limit that to "in American politics" you might well be right, especially if it's major figures.

Worldwide, not so much.

Carla Bruni is tough competition.

chickelit said...

Wisconsin just got a huge boner. Washington Island is now part of Canada.

What happened to Michigan in all that excitement?

chickelit said...

Sarah Palin will be a distraction.

For whom?

garage mahal said...

I'm sure that screechy nails on chalkboard voice of Plain will sound even better through the Capitol PA system. Bet there will some good signage though.

Ut said...

"I'm sure that screechy nails on chalkboard voice of Plain will sound even better through the Capitol PA "

Come on, admit it Garage.

You want Sarah Palin to strap on a huge fucking dildo and punish you right up the ass while screeching at you with her fingernail voice.

You can tell us, dude.

We're all friends here.

Ut said...

"What happened to Michigan in all that excitement?

There was some splash back ... but they were good with it.

Lot of them there bukkake fans up in Michagain and again and again and again.

GulfofMexico said...

A Republican win in the U.S. House and Senate in 2012 means Palin loses (assuming she runs). She won't be trusted by the electorate with both houses under Republican control. The electorate will choose complete Republican congressional control over Palin and a Republican House.

shoutingthomas said...

I'm sure that screechy nails on chalkboard voice of Plain will sound even better through the Capitol PA system. Bet there will some good signage though.

I'm banking on your predictions, garbage.

It seems like only yesterday that you assured us that the voters of WI were furious with Gov. Walker and that the judicial election would demonstrate that in spades.

Ut said...

"The electorate will choose complete Republican congressional control over Palin and a Republican House."

And it won't change anything.

Obama is destroying the country by overspending $1.65 trillion and yet, Republicans want to "cut" $38 billion.

What, really, is the difference between Barack Obama and Republicans except he has a better tan?

Barack Obama and the Democrats are willing to shut the government down if they don't get their way.

Republicans don't have the balls to do that.

Democrats are WINNERS.

Republicans are LOSERS.

Do you want to be a winner? Or a loser?

Ut said...

"It seems like only yesterday that you assured us that the voters of WI were furious with Gov. Walker and that the judicial election would demonstrate that in spades."

Kleptoberg won, but the election was stolen from her by Republican "operatives." Just like Gore.

(Figured I'd go ahead and beat the pussy to the punch.)

garage mahal said...

@poutythomas
Actually I predicted Kloppenburg/Prosser would be a close race, on the day of the election. Memory is the first thing to go.

The Grand Inquisitor said...

"I predicted Kloppenburg/Prosser would be a close race,"

It wasn't really that close, though. Not a landslide, but the margin is substantial enough that it's clear WI prefers judges to unions (yes, that's what the election was about.

chickelit said...

GulfofMexico wrote:
A Republican win in the U.S. House and Senate in 2012 means Palin loses (assuming she runs). She won't be trusted by the electorate with both houses under Republican control.

She's going to a Tea Party rally, not a Republican fundraiser. If the Republicans gain a majority in the Senate, it won't be a Tea Party majority. Her own party would put the brakes on her.

But the days of whines and poses would be over for the far left.

cubanbob said...

Brent said...
Just wanted to say that I just had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Breitbart after he finished appearing on the Michael Medved Show. Andrew said that. He cosidered Althouse to be the best blog out today, and it's commenters the most balanced and intelligent of any blig.

Cool.

4/14/11 3:45 PM


Ya think some of the usual characters commenting here might do a Huff Post and litigate against our hostess? Just kidding Ann!

Harry Phartz said...

Someone dust off the 1984 coverage of Geradine Ferraro speaking at the State Capitol (facing E. Washington Avenue, I recall) the day after the Democratic Party convention in SF. Something tells me that if Palin draws 2x the crowd, she'll get 1/4 the credit in the local press (sic).

Coketown said...

Stupid Sarah Palin! She's yesterday's news. Totally ineffectual. Of no consequence to anything anymore. A tired, worn out has-been. And so dumb! The scum of the earth, to be sure. Oh I simply must go and protest and express exactly how I feel! I need people to know that she means nothing to me! Dust on my feet. *spit*

PaulV said...

Say it ain't so Jesse

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/04/14/slow-news-day-just-a-sexual-harassment-claim-against-rev-jesse-jackson-wait-what/

Pogo said...

More details on the Jesse Jackson story. Simultaneously gay and anti-gay.
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=31375

tree hugging sister said...

Aw, dang! Should be a hoot!, 'cause she's fun. I did a big post on it when she was here in P-cola ~ energy to the 12th power.

Oh, man. And you thought Meade had weirdos to video beFORE...

tree hugging sister said...

Here it is. Of course, my pics aren't as good as Meade's, but hey! Blame the girl crush.

section9 said...

We await with baited breath the Althouse/Palin picture.

The EPICNESS!!!

Trooper York said...

Hey if you are taking requests for the photo I have one....pillow fight.

Or and see if you can get Mary Ham and Michelle Malkin and a few of those FOX news bunnies in there too.

Just sayn'

Chuck66 said...

Many of us have jobs and schooling so can't take off on a Saturday, so hoping for some good pictures. Not of Governor Palin, but I want to see how the Madison Wackos react.

Chuck66 said...

Yes, Governor Palen in Madison will be like the reception those African-Americans received in Little Rock Central High School.

bagoh20 said...

"Sarah Palin will be a distraction."

Like a cheerleader at a frat house.

The Crack Emcee said...

Well... that ought to bulk up the crowd...

But why? She doesn't matter, remember?

Sarah Who?

Everybody might as well stay home.

carrie said...

The pro-Walker supporters did not interfere with the pro-union supporters' rallies and protests earlier this year and I would hope that the pro-union supporters would show similar respect for the Tea Party and not interfere with the its rally on Saturday. If the Democrats want to win back the votes of the independents who voted for Walker, shouting down Sarah Palin is not the way to do it.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@garbage

"@poutythomas
Actually I predicted Kloppenburg/Prosser would be a close race, on the day of the election. Memory is the first thing to go."

Boy garbage you really put yourself out there with that prediction.

Have you considered a career in meteorology? They specialize in making 'middling' predictions for a living.

Windbag said...

...I would hope that the pro-union supporters would show similar respect for the Tea Party and not interfere...

You are an optimist.

kate said...

Madison welcomes the outside agitators (we must be doing something right to attract this kind of attention). Enjoy your stay!

Rick said...

My wife and I drove 300 miles each way this time last year to see Sarah Palin in Searchlight, Nevada, and it was worth every mile. You can feel her charisma in the air as the crowd reacts to her presence and then her speech. I highly recommend attending for those agonizing about next year's Republican nominee.

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