June 10, 2011

"Palin Wanted a Tanning Bed in the Governor's House."

The NYT is picking through the Sarah Palin email oeuvre, and that's the first nonscandal extracted from the 24,000 printed pages.
Sarah Palin's tanned good looks may have gotten a bit of help.

An e-mail from the manager of the governor's house to Ms. Palin in early 2008 makes clear that Ms. Palin had inquired about the possibility of installing a tanning bed in the house.
The outrage! How can we trust a politician who would hide the source of her skin coloration?

158 comments:

traditionalguy said...

The secret tanning bed is a 2008 recycled scandal. It is the envy factor the Liberal Slime Machine is trying to kick start.

John Lynch said...

Old news.

Simon said...

Boring recycled irrelevance.

Coketown said...

This is going to be just like Capone's trunk, only more protracted and without even the promise of intrigue.

Whoa, nevermind! Check out email #17,834: "Bristol just went into labor! BRB." Bombshell!

Carol_Herman said...

Next, they say she used Nair on her legs.

By the way, ALL of DC is tanned! Maybe, it's just a political habit?

Do you remember when Reagan was accused of using hair dye on his head? He was so funny! And, yes. He had a spectacular head of hair!

Journalists would "sneak in," or pay barbers, for the hairs that were trimmed off. So Reagan's hair could be analyzed.

Reagan taught the world it didn't matter what the journalists said, as long as you controlled the visuals!

Tanned and ready. Sarah Palin doesn't miss a beat.

AllenS said...

Who had to pay for the paper and the hours of labor to produce 24,000 printed pages?

Chip S. said...

They'd better check the White House basement before pushing this story too hard. Street cred's gotta be maintained by any means necessary.

AllenS said...

Do the obamas even know how to send an email?

Simon said...

By the way, the implication that this is unspeakable luxury—a private tanning bed!—is risible. A tanning bed costs a grand or two; maybe a little more in Alaska for shipping. Meanwhile, a swimming pool costs a lot more of that and an awfully large number of not especially rich Americans, ahem, splash out for one.

Mark O said...

Let's have some pictures of her tan lines.

EDH said...

My mind immediately turns to the tan lines, if any, those secret and mysterious boarder crossings drawn between what is private and pubic, er, I mean public.

Phil 3:14 said...

The Times is publishing the e-mails, and we’re asking readers to help reporters sift through the voluminous correspondence in the coming days.
For now, it remains unclear what reporters might find in the trove of documents. Such a peek inside the workings of a state government would be unusual under any circumstances. But Ms. Palin’s celebrity, and the possibility that she might run for president, have given the effort more attention.


Or shorter version,
This is not just important work, its God's work.

Given their readership are they a little bit concerned about the bias in the "sifting"

garage mahal said...

The NYT is picking through the Sarah Palin email oeuvre, and that the first nonscandal extracted from the 24,000 printed pages

LOL.

traditionalguy said...

Why does a Governor's epidermis need tanning? Does she show reveal it in public? Whatever she says now, we will always know that Palin exposes her epidermis.

Doug Wright said...

See, see, the MEDIA is always ready to thoroughly investigate politicians, to find out the dirty little secrets she or he is trying to hide from us. See, see, the systems works. No cover-ups here.

All this baloney about reporters cheering on a politician is pure bunk, hooey. Of course, since everyone knows everything about some of our stellar politicians, like our esteemed current president, our nation and its way of life is in good hands.

Said by residents of Cartagena and Caracas in solidarity with the country.

edutcher said...

The bigger laugh is that the Gray Lady and the WaPo have to get volunteers from the ranks of the trollosphere to go through her emails.

Consider the possibilities.

WV "doxipa" Prostitute's father.

WV "hossoo" What Little Joe's wife said when his big brother tweeted her.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

Here's a tip to the Upper-West-Side-is-the-Universe crowd of the NYT: everyday working people use tanning salons in Alaska in an effort to mainatain healthy levels of vitamin D and to offset SAD.

My ex-girlfriend's extended family in Wasilla and Anchorage all use them: a city building inspector, a plumbing-supply business owner, a retired frameing shop owner.

I guarantee you that a week of tanning treatments costs less than one of Pope Abramson's lunch tabs.

kk said...

And bear in mind, this is in Alaska. Where several months out of the year, there's very minimal sunlight. In a place like that, there are a couple of non-frivolous reasons to want to get some sun, even if it's artificial, low vitamin D and seasonal affective disorder being two of them.

Trooper York said...

It goes to my point that the only reality show star who would be a better President than Palin would be Snookie.

Snookie is smarter than Obama.
She is more moral than Hillary.
She had fewer sexual partners than Bill Clinton.
And she has a better tan than Palin.

All in all it would be an upgrade.

Snookie for President

Michael said...

My, that is some hard hitting journalism.

Seeing Red said...

Snookie for President


Could Titus' heart stand the strain of those tits every day?

The Drill SGT said...

AllenS said...
Do the obamas even know how to send an email?


Oh, they know. Remember O'bama refused to part with his crackberry, so NSA had to bolt on encryption?

The real scandal is that the WH staff don't use their secure WH email accounts for "sensitive" business because it will end up at NARA or subject to a subpeana. So they use gmail to hide their tracks. The Chinese know this, so in keeping safe from Judical Watch they got "spear phishing attacks from the PLA cyber team...

June 4, 2011: WASHINGTON — The computer phishing scam that Google says originated in China was directed at an unknown number of White House staff officials and set off the FBI inquiry that began this week, according to several administration officials.
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It is unclear how many White House staff members — or those of other departments in the executive branch — might have been targeted, according to two officials with knowledge of the investigation. But the intended victims ranged across different functions in the White House, and were not limited to those working on national security, economic policy, or trade areas that would be of particular interest to the Chinese government.

Administration officials said they had no evidence any confidential information was breached, or even that many people fell for the attack by providing information that would allow a breach of their Gmail accounts. White House classified systems run on dedicated lines and information on those systems, the officials said, cannot be forwarded to Gmail accounts. But investigators are trying to determine if the attackers believed that some staff members or other officials used their personal e-mail accounts for sensitive government communications.


If you believe that nobody got speared, then you are a bigger sucker... NSA now knows who was naughty

MadisonMan said...

I know many people in Alaska have light boxes, for obvious reasons. Does a tanning bed have the same effect as a light box?

Lincolntf said...

Why can't (or can they) a publication like the Wash. Times or WSJ request similar disclosures of electronic communications from while Obama was a State Sen? Open source that stuff and I'll have a field day.

dbp said...

A tanning bed will give you a light box unless you tan naked.

Freeman Hunt said...

Bit of a low point for the NYT.

Six months ago:

Little does the starry-eyed, newly minted J-school grad, who thinks he's scored himself a plum at the NYT, know that in six months time he'll be writing an item about Sarah Palin getting a quote on a tanning bed.

FloridaSteve said...

This exercise is going to be a very valuable illustration to the general public. But not in the way they think. It's going to tell us a lot more about the media than Sarah Palin.

NYTNewYorker said...

I've read that many Alaskans have tanning beds to make up for the lack of sunlight on a yearly basis for health reasons.

Vitamin D being one but I'm sure the health professionals on these threads can fill us in on more.

deborah said...

MM, a light box works through light entering your eyes. In a tanning bed, you need eye protection.

FloridaSteve said...

And it's only 24,000 e-mails. Don't these Newspapers have, you know, a staff for this sort of thing? You need trolls to do the work for you? Pathetic really. I guess they can just outsource to the Kos Kooks. It would have about the same bias as if they did it themselves.

Ned said...

Liberal NIRVANA...poke around in someone else's stuff looking for anything to manufacture a story to hurt Palin. Wait what's that a dick in my face...what dick???

Don't Tread 2012 said...

She and John Boehner clearly have something in common.

Clyde said...

You know, for someone who currently holds no elected office and is not yet officially running for any office in 2012, Sarah Palin sure garners a lot of attention from the MSM. The poor ink-stained wretches are pawing through 300 pounds of printouts apiece, like a kid digging through a dung-filled stable knowing that there just has to be a pony under there somewhere. I suspect that many of them, Andrew Sullivan included, are probably reading one-handed, just looking for something to make them tumescent (or moist, as the case may be).

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

It goes to my point that the only reality show star who would be a better President than Palin would be Snookie.

...

She had fewer sexual partners than Bill Clinton.


Most of the human race has had fewer partners than Willie. Hardly a distinction.

mark said...

Palin is a lady with a bus and a soapbox. And no job.

But, she is like sodium and water to liberals. And other delusional types. It is just odd to watch people who don't like her ... obsess about her. Scary killing bunnies obsessed.

Kensington said...

"I suspect that many of them, Andrew Sullivan included, are probably reading one-handed, just looking for something to make them tumescent (or moist, as the case may be). "

That would be moist in Andrew Sullivan's case.

Rose said...

Maybe they should enlist the public's help in getting Obama's grades and college writings.

Maybe they should have given the Chicago Annenberg Challenge papers this kind of scrutiny.

What do they hope to uncover? That her mentor is a racist asshole? That she has barbeques with men who plotted to bomb fellow Americans? That oughtta disqualify her. For sure.

--- Sarah Palin is already the most vetted candidate in history. And she is still standing strong and proud , having walked through the fires of hell that they have used to try to destroy her. This is ludicrous.

Roux said...

In Alaska during the winter there are only a few hours of sunlight during the day. Having a tanning bed is not a bad way to get a little artificial sun.

Rialby said...

As a Republican who does not want to see Palin run as an independent and get enough votes to knock Romney/Pawlenty/Perry out of the win, I was secretly pulling for something that might ding Sarah enough to keep her out of the race. And then - I see the glee with which these people are digging through someone's emails and it makes me sick.

Browndog said...

Is she or is she not the most stalked person in American history?

When you consider the stalkers aren't even rabid fans or psychotic--it's quite the phenomenon.

They just love to hate her-

"I know it's wrong, but it feels so right"

Bruce Hayden said...

This exercise is going to be a very valuable illustration to the general public. But not in the way they think. It's going to tell us a lot more about the media than Sarah Palin.

My thoughts too. Some junior investigator comes running, yelling look what I found about Darth Palin!!! It will be made a big thing, and, then they will all look silly when explained, like the tanning bed for Vitamin D and SAD. Rinse and repeat.

Part of the year, Alaska is the most glorious place in this country. They have the tallest mountains, biggest forests, most and biggest wildlife, and longest coastline. And, the rest of the year, they have serious problems with SAD, etc. Imagine, a couple of hours of dark at the summer equinox, and a couple hours of light at the winter one (and worse, the poor people in, say Barrow, where there is no sun some days in the middle of winter, have a large alcohol abuse hospital that is empty in the summer, and filled by Christmas).

Shouting Thomas said...

For those of you who think Palin is not the best candidate, think about this.

Her opposition is terrified of her, and seeks every to find a new way to demean her.

Eleanor said...

I say we go through all of the yearbooks at Occidental and Columbia for the ten years surrounding the dates Obama was supposedly matriculated and see if we can find someone who actually saw him go to cclass.

DADvocate said...

Was she trying to hide the source of her skin coloration? I know plenty of people who go to tanning beds. They're not hiding the source of their skin coloration. They gladly admit. They're avoiding sunbathing in public. Imagine the paparazzi if Palin sunbathed in the governor's mansion lawn or out behind the Alaska capital building.

Trooper York said...

If Snookie is elected President she will install a hot tub in the oval office and visiting dignitaries will be able to soak with her and Dina and J-Wow.

I bet the Queen will really be into that.

Alex said...

ZOMG!!!! This is up there with crimes against humanity!

Trooper York said...

And you know that Snookie will be much better behaved than Obama on foreign trips.

She knows from her etiquette.

She would never hook up with the Palestinians when Israel is her girl. It's the girl code.

NYTNewYorker said...

I see the potential for a major league backfire for the MSM on this.

I suppose that now every politicians emails are open season.

Mark Levin with his legal foundation and many more can ask for and receive any emails that can be had.

What's good for the goose, will be sauce for Obama.

Shouting Thomas said...

Michelle Malkin has called this what it is:

Operation Get Sarah.

Rialby said...

I like the Occidental/Columbia thing... if it was anyone else, I would say - if they had something, it would have come out by now.

I bet there are many stones left unturned.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Patterico makes a pretty convincing case that the odds are high that RepWeiner probably engaged in sex talk with minors. And given his provlivity for sending inappropriate photos of himself to those he engaged in sex talk with, why aren't these people trying to determine if A. Weiner is a sexual predator who preyed on vulnerable minors? Instead they'd rather comb through emails of a woman whose been a private citizen for over a year and HOPE they can find dirt to destroy her.

I'm not sure I've ever seen so much irrational hate for anyone else like we've seen it for Palin.

JPeden said...

Surely her most raaaacist! and devious move ever, i.e., a return to the enslaving days of Hollywood's highly successful classic "blackface" usurpation, by which she now tries to gain the Black Affirmative Action points necessary from the, still to this very day, unsuspecting Progressives, in order to return us to the days of Jim Crow!

Trooper York said...

Now if Snookie makes the Situation the Secretary of the Treasury he will balance the budget in no time.

This douchenozzle made the most money with the least amount of talent in the history of entertainment. He would get enough gelt to balance the budget in no time flat.

Hagar said...

My hometown's latitude is about halfway between those of Anchorage and Fairbanks, and it is still within "southern Norway."
Juneau, where the AK governor's mansion is, is about even with the very southern tip of Norway.

Let's not get all carried away about how exotic Alaska is.

crazy legs said...

It's not only old news, how do we know she or one of her children didn't have a medical condition which required daily doses of sunlight (and in this case, a tanning bed might suffice) to cure? I mean, they do live in Alaska... a place where sunlight gets rare for part of the year.

Further, was there any indication she was expecting the taxpayers to pay for this, or was she simply asking about the installation (as in, could it physically be supported by the house's electrical system)?

garage mahal said...

Operation Get Sarah.

The FOIA request was made in 2008. Anyways if you're confident there is nothing in there, why fret it?

Jess said...

Hagar at 3:34 :

Not to be ungentle, but comparing Alaska's latitude to that of Norway does not make Alaska less exotic to most of us ;)

Lincolntf said...

Who really cares? Until they vet Obama, etc. in the same way, this shit can only boost her credibility.
Have at it, shitbirds, she'll just own you one more time.

Shouting Thomas said...

The FOIA request was made in 2008. Anyways if you're confident there is nothing in there, why fret it?

Let's do the same thing to Obama.

And to every teacher and administrator in the Madison school system.

Why fret it, asshole?

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

I sorta feel sorry for Andrew Sullivan. His sociopathic obsession with Palin is so intense, he will be forced to personally read every single one of the 25,000 emails. It would literally drive him insane if he knew of publicly available information about Palin that he hasn't read.

Oh well, at least he'll be preoccupied for a few weeks.

Original Mike said...

Well, we now know what Matthew's show will be about tonight.

garage mahal said...

Let's do the same thing to Obama.

You can't do FOI requests on POTUS or Congress. Some Govs, you can.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

The NYT is pulling a Tom Sawyer's fence painting on its readers. But in the end they are showing Sarah off to their public helpers as an intelligent and hard working leader.

Kensington said...

"It's not only old news, how do we know she or one of her children didn't have a medical condition which required daily doses of sunlight (and in this case, a tanning bed might suffice) to cure?"

OMG that stoopid snowbilly should have aborted those children! Look how much they're costing the state!!1!! Hypocrite!!1 Get her!1

/liberals

mccullough said...

The New York Times is a joke. Why don't they go through the 2,000 page Obamacare bill as well? They need to brink Jayson Blair back.

Shouting Thomas said...

Apparently, Sarah Palin is the most fascinating woman in the world.

Liberals have proven it to be so.

Robin said...

Great, now we know what Mahal's theme will be the for the next six months.

Lincolntf said...

I only want his Illinois State Senate records (like they would ever divulge them) to watch the machinations that resulted in Obama destroying the lives of countless poor families by condemning them to live in condemnable-from-day-one projects in order to line his own pockets. Obama is a slumlord once removed and everybody knows it, but nobody ever mentions it.

Seeing Red said...

Over 2100 comments at the WP.


LOLOLOL

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Browndog said...

Drudge: GOTCHA! Palin wrote 'sheesh' in an email...

The liberal collective: HA HA-she's so dumb she can't even spell SUSHI!

bob said...

i found an email that reveals she used whitening strips on her teeth.

Dick's Birdhouses and Thoughts said...

The irony of this witchhunt is that the same media overlooked the "nose under the tent" of Hillary during the Clinton administration. I believe that they actually commented positively on her work on the healthe care plan.

Oh well, it is just beginning and will get super hot before the election.

jeannebodine said...

See, the Washington Post thinks it's "harrasment" to request Michael Mann's files from the University of Virginia (see their editorial on Memorial Day
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harassing-climate-change-researchers/2011/05/27/AG1xJMEH_story.html)
but is A-OK with requesting and obtaining and asking for citizen-journalists to go through 24,000 of the State of Alaska's emails involving Sarah Palin.

See how that works? If it feels like tyranny, get used to it.

garage mahal said...

Whatever comes out of these emails is NOT HER FAULT AND CAN EASILY EXPLAINED!

Phil 3:14 said...

The FOIA request was made in 2008. Anyways if you're confident there is nothing in there, why fret it?

Garage;
I think you're a bright guy. Surely you recognize the similarity between that statement and so many previous statements from some on the right about the president's birth certificate.

showbiz111 said...

I do blieve that the tanning bed issue was part of the demmedia complex' slurs against Gov. Palin in 2008. this shows the innocuous nature of the emails for these libtards to recycle stale junk they already exposed.

Calypso Facto said...

The Madison papers called an open records request of a politically opinionated UW professor "intimidating", "an assault on academic freedom", "a fishing expedition", "poisonous", and "McCarthyism". I see no such righteous indignation on Mrs. Palin's behalf in those same pages today. Just hope for a window into her "family gossip". Because that would, you know, be legitimate. Quelle surprise.

Shouting Thomas said...

Whatever comes out of these emails is NOT HER FAULT AND CAN EASILY EXPLAINED!

You bring new, deeper meaning to the word "asshole" every time you comment, garbage.

Are you really as awful a person as you portray yourself?

bgates said...

I hope they find the email where she launches the undeclared wars on Libya and Yemen.

Chip S. said...

At the start of her bus tour I thought that she was trying to start a preference cascade, hoping to change the minds of those who said they liked her but didn't support her because she didn't have the support of enough other people. As of yesterday, I thought her gambit had failed.

Now I think that this idiocy can give her just the boost she needs. First, it solidifies the idea that she is uniquely feared and hated by the opposition, to a nearly pathological degree, which supports the "heaviest-flak-is-over-the-target" view of her. Second, it shows the lengths that the opposition (which obviously includes all elements of the MSM) will go to bring down anyone else they come to fear or hate, so it offers a foretaste of the 2012 campaign. There will be no other Republican aspirant who the primary voters can be sure of being able to withstand a media onslaught to the degree they can be sure of her. If the election is to be fought over policy-wonkery, she's not the best candidate. But if it's going to be a war, then she's the Republicans' Joan of Arc.

That's a pretty good tie-breaker for undecideds. In fact, it turns the whole "electability" issue upside down.

traditionalguy said...

The NYT would burn the Reichstag to get Palin thrown out of the 2012 Race. She represents everything they fear the most. She is not intimidated, she is a Christian believer, and she is much smarter than the indoctrinated cowards that emerged from the Baby Boomer experiences of the 1960s asserting a political right to destroy all thoughts not deemed by them to be correct. I can see Andrew Breitbart as President Palin's Press Secretary.

Revenant said...

Digging through her email seems like normal journalistic behavior to me. I wish we had the ability to do that for all politicians.

What I find a little weird is crowdsourcing the analysis. Has the Times ever done that before?

edutcher said...

Shouting Thomas said...

For those of you who think Palin is not the best candidate, think about this.

Her opposition is terrified of her, and seeks every to find a new way to demean her.


Not a good reason to nominate her, but the thought of the Lefties heads spinning would be almost worth it.

Not to mention what they would react after the first Sarahcuda-Zero debate.

Trooper York said...

I want the emails where discussed his vote in the State Senate where he voted to allow doctors to kill the baby's that survived an abortion.

You see he voted "present" which is technically "No" on the "Bill to protect Live Born Children."

What are the chances we will get to check those emails out?

Revenant said...

For those of you who think Palin is not the best candidate, think about this. Her opposition is terrified of her, and seeks every to find a new way to demean her.

The last time Republicans chose a candidate that terrified the majority of Americans was 1964.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

24,000 Sarah Palin emails...OH MY GOD!!! Junior High, anyone?

Watching the media fall all over themselves is great.

I have a feeling there will be no correspondence found with Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Rod Blagojevich, The Black Panthers, or other trustworthy sources.

But there might be information about tanning beds - HORRORS!

News flash! A woman was interested in a tanning bed! Stop the presses! She's stupid!!!! STUPID!!!

AllenS said...

No shit? Palin wanted a tanning bed. WOW! That's almost as embarrassing as Clinton probing Monica with a cigar. Unbelievable. How will she ever survive this?

Trooper York said...

Revenant said....
The last time Republicans chose a candidate that terrified the majority of Americans was 1980.

Fixed.

Shouting Thomas said...

The last time Republicans chose a candidate that terrified the majority of Americans was 1964.

That's a fascinating response.

In retrospect, who do you think was the better candidate, Goldwater or Johnson?

Johnson decided not to run for re-election in 1968, as you will recall, because of bitter opposition to the Vietnam War, which he escalated repeatedly.

Trooper York said...

At least that was how the Gipper was portrayed by the mainstream media and the Democrats until he turned it around by the force of his personality and his campaign.

I remember what the pundits had to say about Ronald Reagan. What Scotty Reston and James Kilpatick and Anthony Lewis and all the rest of them said. How the news stories and TV reports by the like of Daniel Schorr and Dan Rather and Peter Jennings.

They all said there was no way such a radical Republican could win. No way that such an uneducated dunce could defeat a sitting President.

How quickly they forget.

Revenant said...

The last time Republicans chose a candidate that terrified the majority of Americans was 1964.

I had it right the first time.

The only thing Sarah Palin has in common with Reagan is great hair.

garage mahal said...

I'm sure Sarah Palin would terrify the majority of Americans as President.

Shouting Thomas said...

The only thing Sarah Palin has in common with Reagan is great hair.

So, you say.

I think that time will prove you wrong.

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm sure Sarah Palin would terrify the majority of Americans as President.

So you say. Let's wait and see. I think that time will prove you wrong.

I can't see how she could possibly be worse than Obama.

Shouting Thomas said...

This is an amazing phenomenon, isn't it?

Democrats are absolutely obsessed night and day with Palin, who they invariably describe as stupid and dangerous.

She doesn't occupy an office and isn't an announced candidate.

Yet, they obsess about her endlessly.

Odd thing, huh?

Trooper York said...

You know I bet they would push her schoolbooks out of her hand and put her pigtail in the inkwell if they could.

garage mahal said...

Politics ain't beanbag.

Doug Wright said...

GM: "Politics ain't beanbag."

GM must mean that politics is "hardball" and his leg isn't tingling! Pity!

Revenant said...

In retrospect, who do you think was the better candidate, Goldwater or Johnson?

Unless your position is that you don't mind leaving the country in the hands of a terrible President so long as you're able to say "I told you so" fifty years from now I fail to see why it matters who the better candidate was in 1964.

Shouting Thomas said...

You know I bet they would push her schoolbooks out of her hand and put her pigtail in the inkwell if they could.

Yes, Trooper, you're probably right.

But, that's what a grade school boy does to the pretty girl when he's afraid to ask her for a date.

Shouting Thomas said...

... I fail to see why it matters who the better candidate was in 1964.

You might want to consider this.

Goldwater was portrayed as a crazy man for his belief that the Soviet Union had to be defeated. Just the same as Ronald Reagan.

Back in 1964, there was no opposition press, no cable TV networks to stick up for Goldwater, and no internet to present the other side. In other words, the press, which was and is leftist, had free reign to portray Goldwater as an extremist.

Goldwater was right, as Reagan later proved. The correct strategy was to fight to destroy the Soviet Union.

AllenS said...

Politics ain't a cigar in the vagina, either.

AllenS said...

Intern: "Oh, Bill, you're the greatest."

Bill: "Yeah, I know. Can I have my cigar back? I think I want to smoke it."

Great moments in the Presidential archives.

Trooper York said...

Politics ain't a weiner on facebook either.

AllenS said...

Trooper,

Weiner, or wiener? Is there a difference?

OH! Look! Over there, Palin email!

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

Gee. Why would anyone want a tanning bed in Alaska?

Revenant said...

Thomas, it doesn't matter if a Presidential candidate is right unless they actually win the election. This is not about being able to say "I told you so", it is about what is best for the country.

AllenS said...

Why would anyone want a tanning bed in Alaska?

I'm not sure, but I know why a President would want a cigar in the Oval Office.

Trooper York said...

Politics ain't banging the photographer while the old lady is dying of cancer.

Oh wait.

Shouting Thomas said...

Thomas, it doesn't matter if a Presidential candidate is right unless they actually win the election. This is not about being able to say "I told you so", it is about what is best for the country.

You didn't get my point.

The game has changed. Cable TV news and the internet have leveled the field.

Doug Wright said...

Yes, it's about what's best for the country and voting in a conservative like Palin would be best. That's the way to remove President Socialist Zero from office. All of Zero's policies need to be struck down and nullified.

Seeing Red said...

I'm sure Sarah Palin would terrify the majority of Americans as President.

U libs, always thinking small, so statist.


I want her to terrify the world.

DADvocate said...

why fret it?

Yeah. Send me all your emails. The ultimate cop out.

garage mahal said...

Fortunately, that will never happen in my or my kids lifetime.

Synova said...

I thought we all knew that she had a tanning bed... for tanning and for seasonal effective disorder or whatever the heck it's called... not that she's got it, but that tanning beds make you feel better when it's dark so long.

Okay, I realize that 117 people already pointed this out.

Sue me. I'm rewatching Highlander on Hulu... because I CAN.

DADvocate said...

I think you're a bright guy.

Don't be on it. I've never seen any evidence for more than a slightly clever parrot.

if you're confident there is nothing in there, why fret it?

If nothing's in there, why should you deny the police entry into your house, car, personal emails, snail mail, etc? The worst argument ever for allowing intrusion into our rights.

Big Mike said...

Well, except that we don't even know that the tanning bed was for her own use, do we? Maybe it was for Todd. Now there's a scandal -- a Native American using a tanning bed.

Big Mike said...

What won't happen in your lifetime, garage? President Palin?

Maybe you're planning to commit suicide on January 21st, 2013?

DADvocate said...

The last time Republicans chose a candidate that terrified the majority of Americans was 1964.

Instead LBJ was elected, escalated in Vietnam and over 50,000 Americans died for nothing.

Big Mike said...

Sorry, I meant January 19th. My bad.

DADvocate said...

Plus, LBJ started the social welfare state that has grown out of control and lead our country to the brink of bankruptcy.

garage mahal said...

What won't happen in your lifetime, garage? President Palin?

Correct. She isn't going to run anyway. It's far too much work, and she is way too lazy. She couldn't hack governor of Alaksa for Christ's sake.

Seeing Red said...

Who is Christopher Titus & he threatened to kill Sarah?

Seeing Red said...

Via Samizdata:

Noting with approval Ellen's clarification of Godwin's Law above; Glover is neither joking, nor engaging in a pitiful attempt to match Swift's Modest Proposal.

The imposition of tyranny implies convincing the mass of a people that resistance will bring a bad end. This generally requires exemplars to bring the truth home. The initial part of that process is the creation of a class of designated scapegoats who are dehumanized as a meme, and any subsequent violence is therefore justified.

The Left is creating a series of memes to justify violence. Mr. Glover is working in the Anglosphere. Here in this country we have Leftists actively threatening violence and death to conservatives. Just yesterday, "comedian" Christopher Titus publicly promised to assassinate Sarah Palin on a nationally syndicated television show. And is doubling down on it today on Twitter. For which he is praised as being 'edgy'. In Wisconsin, members of the Legislature, the Governor, AND THE MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES, received written, telephone, and verbal death threats at their homes and offices; because they opposed the will of the government employees' unions. Leftist demonstrations are rife with death threats to those who oppose their projects. Is there any doubt that if circumstances allowed, they would be glad to be signing death warrants?

The only way to stop them, is to use exactly the same tactics against them. They have been given a free ride for far too long, and think they can do anything with impunity.

Seeing Red said...

BS

GM

The Crack Emcee said...

So they've had 8 hours and they've got a desire for a tanning bed.

Ooooh.

Something tells me she's more dangerous than anyone imagines.

Revenant said...

You didn't get my point. The game has changed. Cable TV news and the internet have leveled the field.

Indeed. Whereas before the majority of Americans would only have been able to react negatively to coverage of Sarah Palin on NBC, CBS, and ABC, now they can react negatively to her Facebook and Twitter comments as well.

She does not come across like Reagan to most people. She comes across like a squeaky Newt Gingrich.

Shouting Thomas said...

She does not come across like Reagan to most people. She comes across like a squeaky Newt Gingrich.

I lived in San Francisco when Reagan was governor.

I've seen the kind of hate attack being directed at Palin before. You must be young. The same hate attack was directed against Reagan.

Palin is going over the head of the leftist media and the political establishment, just like Reagan. She's establishing a network of her own to appeal directly to the electorate, just like Reagan.

You will continue to underestimate this woman at your own risk. Don't say you weren't warned. Of course, the left knows this, which is why they are in a virtual panic attack at their inability to destroy her.

Mutnodjmet said...

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Paul said...

This may just backfire on the twisted haters, both left and right.

CNN Concedes Governor Palin Was a Hard-Working Governor/

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/06/cnn-concedes-governor-palin-was-a-hard-working-governor.html

Revenant said...

I lived in San Francisco when Reagan was governor.I've seen the kind of hate attack being directed at Palin before. You must be young. The same hate attack was directed against Reagan.

You saw hate directed at Reagan while living in one of the most left-wing cities in America? I am deeply shocked by this revelation.

Palin is going over the head of the leftist media and the political establishment, just like Reagan. She's establishing a network of her own to appeal directly to the electorate, just like Reagan.

She's less popular than she was before she started doing that, quite unlike Reagan.

The key factor is that Reagan knew how to appeal to people who weren't hard-core conservatives. Palin does not. She's good with partisan invective, which is why Republican fans of partisan invective love her to bits. She sucks at appealing to the 70% of Americans who do not wake up in the morning thinking "man, I hope I get to hear something nasty about Democrats today".

The relevant parallel isn't Reagan, but Rush Limbaugh -- a person with public approval almost exactly mirroring Palin's. He's a genius at going around the mainstream media to get his message to the people. He's smart, well-informed, and a great speaker; quite frankly he's better than Palin in all three of those categories. But he'll never in a million years be President of anything but the Rush Limbaugh fan club.

Shouting Thomas said...

The key factor is that Reagan knew how to appeal to people who weren't hard-core conservatives.

You just not getting it.

Yes, Reagan was hated across the country by the leftist press, and the press said the same things about him that they are now saying about Palin.

The electorate has not yet had the opportunity to learn about Palin from Palin. Her strategy is to run an end around the media and the entrenched powers of the Republican Party.

She is an innovator in her use of social media, but she is also drawing directly on the strategy Reagan employed, which is to go around her enemies, straight to the electorate.

You think the battle is over. It has just begun. I understand Palin's character because I've seen in before in my late wife. This attempt to destroy her is only steeling her resolution.

You don't know what you're up against here. I don't see Palin stopping until she wins. You'd better get used to the idea.

You keep repeating that the cards are irrevocably in place and nothing can change. You are in for one hell of a surprise. Believe me, I see it coming.

Revenant said...

You will continue to underestimate this woman at your own risk. Don't say you weren't warned.

The only risk I'm running is that the worst President of my lifetime will wind up unexpectedly losing to the woman I voted for for Vice President in 2008.

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm going to quote myself:

This attempt to destroy her is only steeling her resolution.

This woman is going to dig and scratch and kick and bite until she wins.

Her enemies have thrown everything they've got at Palin, and she's still standing. She's made out of very tough stuff.

Revenant said...

The electorate has not yet had the opportunity to learn about Palin from Palin.

Did you just now fall through a wormhole from June of 2009? She's been trying the "end run around the media" strategy for a couple of years. It is not working. Look at her bus tour, for example: absolutely nobody is paying any attention to it besides (a) her existing fans and (b) lefties looking for material to use against her. The vast middle of the country that mostly thinks she's a lightweight but frankly would prefer not to think of her at all? They don't even know she's ON a bus tour. Not unless they catch a heavily-biased news blurb about her saying something stupid about Paul Revere.

Revenant said...

This attempt to destroy her is only steeling her resolution.

This woman is going to dig and scratch and kick and bite until she wins.

If obstinate determination was sufficient to win the Presidency, the man who withstood torture at the hands of the Vietcong would not have lost to the guy who voted "present" a gajillion times.

Besides, willingness to fight isn't an appealing characteristic unless you already like the fighter. If you heard tomorrow that Obama was absolutely determined to win the Presidency and wasn't going to stop fighting until he did, would you (a) reconsider voting against him or (b) like him even less than before?

Shouting Thomas said...

You've forgotten one element, here, Revenant.

I think that Palin is the only person out there with the character, intellect and the answers to lead the country out of the economic and moral mess into which it has descended.

Obama is the economic and moral mess that has to be cured.

Reagan didn't win just because he was determined or clever, although he was both. He won because it was absolutely essential that he win and because it was absolutely essential to the continued survival of the country that he win.

Same thing here, I think, in regard to Palin.

McCain is no Palin either. He ran a miserable campaign and didn't seem even to want to win. And he fell apart completely when it came to challenging Obama directly.

Palin won't.

The American electorate sometimes goes round and round before it makes the right decision, but in the long run it always does.

Titus said...

Did she do the tanning bed in the nude.

That would be my only interest.

gadfly said...

The LA Times somehow missed that the following email exchange was in jest on the part of both parties:

Sarah Palin emails: Palin a texting scofflaw?

In 2008, Alaska adopted a ban on text messaging while driving.

On July 2, 2008, while engaged in a back-and-forth with staffers, her aide, Kris Perry emailed Palin: "U textin and drivin? Didn't you just pass a law... ;)"

Palin replied: "Um, no ;) I pulled over."

(In the language of emoticons, the semi-colon-and-parenthesis symbol is a wink.)

jamboree said...

Very old news - besides it is Alaska. You'd go nuts without some extra UV for your mood enhancement alone.

Chip S. said...

I wonder what excuse the MSM will come up with to justify a future double standard on rummaging through politicians' emails, in the way that "It's not the sex, it's the hypocrisy" is used to differentiate R and D sex scandals.

My initial guess is that they'll say something like, "Well, unlike Palin, Obama never said he had nothing to hide."

Seeing Red said...

Isn't the Grauniad trying to to Palin free?

She may be bigger than the US.

DADvocate said...

Did she do the tanning bed in the nude.

Enquiring minds want to know.

Ever since I read this I've had the image in my mind of Sarah reclining nude on a bed of lights. Everyone does tanning beds nude to avoid tan lines. Reminds me of Ingres' painting.

marylynn said...

Someone called Sarah lazy -- i think it was Garage. Are you nuts????
She would and does work circles around that lazy ass excuse for a president we have right now.

Paul said...

"Someone called Sarah lazy -- i think it was Garage. Are you nuts????"

No. He's a shameless lying shit stain and typical of the "ends justifies any means" leftist. He lies like you and I breath and revels in doing so.

that-xmas said...

Hagar,

I've been over in Copenhagen (which is south of Norway) on and off the past year. January and February are just miserable, with the sun not coming up until 9:30 AM and then going done by 3 PM. And there are Solariums (tanning beds) on every other block.

So lets not say that having access to a tanning bed is all that exotic in Scandinavia.

garage mahal said...

Paul, you're such a Palin FanGirl.

crosspatch said...

Tanning bed means something completely different in Alaska than it does in the lower 48. It can be a health issue. They have long winters with very little sunlight. Women who don't get enough sunlight can develop terrible osteoporosis later in life. If she is couped up in an office during the short part of the year when the sun is high enough in the sky to produce vitamin D, it might be a good idea to buy a tanning bed (i.e. "sunlamp" in the old days).

The word "tanning bed" is unfortunate because of the connotation of vanity in the lower 48. In Alaska it is as much a part of one's health routine as a treadmill.

Revenant said...

You've forgotten one element, here, Revenant. I think that Palin is the only person out there with the character, intellect and the answers to lead the country out of the economic and moral mess into which it has descended.

I have not forgotten that you think that. I don't know how I could, it gets repeated often enough.

But it is neither true nor widely believed, so I don't consider it a useful point when discussing Palin's electability.

Jim Howard said...

In another shocking revalation, the Washington Post headlines an email in which she asks the Governers Mansion manager to set aside leftovers so that Palin can cook Easter lunch for staff members who are seperated from their families!!!!

JAL said...

set aside leftovers so that Palin can cook Easter lunch for staff members who are seperated from their families!!!!

Meanwhile we have a president who hightails it to Hawaii (where he does *not* and never has, owned a house on his own) for Christmas, taking a very large number of people to work away from their families for rather more than a couple days.

And the "stupid" presidents and leaders actually think about the people who serve them, and look for oppportunties to serve them in return.

Which America appeals to you?

JPeden said...

garage mahal said...

I'm sure Sarah Palin would terrify the majority of Americans as President.

Still, she does have a tough act to follow.

No Name said...

of course you have to the UK paper The Telegraph's website to read this:

Series of death threats sent to Sarah Palin

The release of Palin's emails shows that she received a barrage of abusive and threatening messages.

This probably wont make the Post or the Times

Skookum John said...

I want her to terrify the world.

Fuck yeah. The Akhinitsa.

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