Palin’s days are numbered.

I cannot see how this farce can continue. It is only a matter of time before she steps down.

Kathleen Parker

Some of the passionately feminist critics of Palin who attacked her personally deserved some of the backlash they received. But circumstances have changed since Palin was introduced as just a hockey mom with lipstick — what a difference a financial crisis makes — and a more complicated picture has emerged.

As we’ve seen and heard more from John McCain’s running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn’t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion.
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David Brooks

The issue starts with an evaluation of Palin, but does not end there. This argument also is over what qualities the country needs in a leader and what are the ultimate sources of wisdom.

There was a time when conservatives did not argue about this. Conservatism was once a frankly elitist movement. Conservatives stood against radical egalitarianism and the destruction of rigorous standards. They stood up for classical education, hard-earned knowledge, experience and prudence. Wisdom was acquired through immersion in the best that has been thought and said.

But, especially in America, there has always been a separate, populist, strain. For those in this school, book knowledge is suspect but practical knowledge is respected. The city is corrupting and the universities are kindergartens for overeducated fools.

The elitists favor sophistication, but the common-sense folk favor simplicity. The elitists favor deliberation, but the populists favor instinct.

This populist tendency produced the term-limits movement based on the belief that time in government destroys character but contact with grass-roots America gives one grounding in real life. And now it has produced Sarah Palin.
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George Will

The man who would be the oldest to embark on a first presidential term has chosen as his possible successor a person of negligible experience.
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David Frum

Mr. McCain’s supporters argue that he is more serious about national security than Barack Obama. But the selection of Sarah Palin invites the question: How serious can he be if he would place such a neophyte second in line to the presidency? Barack Obama at least balanced his inexperience with Mr. Biden’s experience. What is Mr. McCain doing?
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She is getting no love from her own. None.

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14 thoughts on “Palin’s days are numbered.

  1. I’d just read Kathleen Parker in the local fishwrap when I sat down to check the laptop – excellent commentary. Also interesting that McCain ran ads declaring victory in the debate yesterday at 10am – 11 hours before the debate. If they’re out for the rolling start, they’d better start declaring Palin’s debate victory really soon. If crazy-ass Biden can manage to keep his shit together for 90 minutes, he’ll eat her alive.

  2. According to bat-shit crazy Palin’s most cherished beliefs, all of our days are numbered. Watching my conservative friends’ efforts to maintain a stiff upper lip in the face of this colossal fuckup by their guy McCain has been extremely satisfying for me.

  3. Word. I can’t stand the woman’s voice and what’s worse is the content of what she says. It’s actually becoming a bit uncomfortable for me to watch and listen. And for the briefest of moments yesterday, I felt a bit sorry for her. That was quickly replaced with sheer delight. And I believe letterman – Paris Hilton was McCain’s 1st choice; she said no.

  4. “Pootin rears his head…” “over Alaskan airspace” The only air space in question is this between her ears

    Sounds like scripture. Satin rears his head…

    Why oh why hasn’t someone found a picture of her sitting on a dick. I’d much rather watch her ride dick than watch her eat a boul of dick every time she hits the air

    She reminds me of those typical cunts you find a PTA meetings who do nothing but list the good and evil in the teachers they like and don’t like….

  5. I work in a field where I deal with mostly senior citizens. They fuckin’ LOVE Sarah Palin. Love her. I don’t get it. They watched her speech at the RNC and totally bought it. Maybe it’s because the old guys see her as a hot young babe. Maybe the old women see someone with 5 kids who managed to achieve something. I don’t know. It’s scary. She has no idea what she’s doing. Crazy as a shithouse rat. And she’s 100 percent certain of her ability and the rightness of her beliefs. Biden’s gonna destroy her. If he keeps it under control and doesn’t drink before the debate, that is.

  6. I think Mrs McCain picked a good running mate, their two peas in a pod. You really didn’t think John picked her did you. Think about it, have you ever seen McCain alone, no, Mrs Mcain is always there leading him around and telling what to say and correcting errors. Looks like we’ve got a shot at a “lady” in the Whitehouse after all.

  7. The elitist wing of the conservative movement has always been wary of us libertarians coming into the GOP. Sarah Palin is one of the top elected libertarian Republicans in the country, (along with Idaho’s Gov. Butch Otter, and Cong. Jeff Flake of AZ).

    Of course, she’s going to make some conservatives nervous.

    They are wary of her libertarian cultural views. This is the woman, after all, who famously fought back against social conservatives in Wasilla who wanted to run all of the bars and taverns out of town.

    They even started a whisper campaign in Alaska during the 2006 primaries that Sarah wasn’t really a Republican, but rather a “closet libertarian.” She had attended a couple local Libertarian Party meetings seeking their support.

    But what she loses from the social conservatives, she gains 10 times over in libertarian votes.

    Figure, Libertarian Bob Barr was polling 6% nationwide in mid-summer. As high as 10% in New Hampshire. And post-Palin he’s now down to 1%.

    Ever since Goldwater the eastern establishment Republicans have distrusted Western cowboy individualists in the GOP.

    With Sarah Palin, the libertarian wing of the GOP has finally arrived. Of course, that’s going to make some other Republicans nervous.

    Get over it Conservatives, THE LIBERTARIANS HAVE ARRIVED!!

  8. How about FDR going on tv after the stock market crash? Guess, he plagerized that from Sarah, you stoopid, asshat.

  9. What do you mean, Doctor? That Biden’s gaffe re: FDR on the “tv” rather than the “radio” was in the ballpark as Sarah Palin’s complete and utter lack of anything resembling intellect? Biden has undoubtedly said worse before. And I’m sure he ain’t done yet – he’s got a lot more dumb ass shit to share with us. But that is a pretty piss poor example. Hit up google. You can do better.

  10. i’ll say it again…palin’s nomination for VP is an absolute insult to the executive branch of our country. the mere mention of her name in connection with that office is appalling. it is an insult to all others who have served before her and to those who were nominated yet on loosing tickets. sure, the remaining republobots will counter with dan quayle. compared to palin, quayle boy was a fucking saint. he did time in both the us house and us senate. and to add insult to injury, the purported VPILF-status of palin is a joke. she’s just not that hot. and her sheer mention of MILF / VPILF status is an insult to the american institution that is the milf hunter. she wouldn’t even make the cut for his sleezy gig.