Monday, February 16, 2009

Shocker Of The Century!

As reported by CNN, Todd Palin and nine aides were found in contempt Friday by the Alaska Senate for failing to appear to testify in the Legislature's "troopergate" investigation of his wife, Gov. Sarah Palin, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Democratic Party said.

That's not really a surprise. The real surprise is, a Senate resolution said no one should be punished, because the 10 did submit statements to the investigator. Why even bother finding someone in contempt? At least fine them 5 bucks or something! Nonetheless, I'm sure we will soon hear Palin complain about how unfair the investigation was.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sarah Palin's Charm Offensive

Sarah Palin once again put the offensive in charm offensive as she took to the media in an effort to give her image a facelift, granting an extensive interview with Esquire magazine . She certainly made an impression, but not necessarily one that would make anyone think better of her. You'd think she'd have learned the lesson about not giving interviews that make you look stupid. To wit:
1. ESPN: The Child. She says her daughter Bristol was named after ESPN, which has its headquarters in Bristol. I'm not going to criticize someone for naming their child after ESPN's headquarters. If she really loved ESPN, it might be cool. But in Palin's case, ESPN was the inspiration because she wanted to be a sportscaster. This would be a cool reason to name your child after ESPN ... IF YOU BECAME A SPORTSCASTER. But alas, Palin decided not to. Why? Because ... wait for it ... she didn't want to move to Bristol! So Bristol is good enough to name your child after, but not good enough to move to. But, if that is really the reason, and not some attempt to pander to her old pal "Joe Sixpack" then she should throw in a bunch of other inspirations for the same name. Apparently, not only was ESPN the reason, but she also worked at a hotel called the Bristol Inn. And if that wasn't enough, her husband grew up in Bristol Bay. Ok, this is getting rediculous. Each one of these 'inspirations' is a completely stupid thing to name your kid after. When you add up a three stupid things, you get ... an even stupider thing. I can't wait to see her inspiration for Trig and Piper ("Uhhh, I failed Trig in high school and Piper Perabo is my favorite actress").
2. Bloggers Suck. Palin also lashed out at "bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie." Assuming she reads more blogs than newspapers and magazines, I can only assume this very blog is the type of blog she's bashing. But, loyal readers will note that I always cite my sources. So, I may be anonymous, bored, and pathetic, but I do NOT lie. That said, Palin has shown time and time again that she does lie.
3. Sports Makes You Smart: Palin also said "Everything I ever needed to know I learned through sports." This is just too easy, coming from the candidate for Vice President who was unable to name a single magazine or newspaper that she reads. Apparently "sports" taught her how to deal with the Russians, fix the economy, and run an effective political campaign. This may explain why she became such a laughingstock.
4. She loves Carmex. Nothing funny there. But I'm not sure why you'd bother to mention it.
Source: CNN

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Palin Claims Bristol and Levi Aren't Dropouts

Sarah Palin, unhappy with media reports that her daughter Bristol and fiance Levi Johnston — parents of newborn Tripp — are dropouts, reached out to the press for clarification.

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," the former Republican vice presidential nominee told People magazine in a phone message on New Year's Eve. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

Palin was also in touch with The Associated Press and the Anchorage Daily News to complain about what she said were erroneous reports that Johnston had dropped out of school. The source of those reports? Possibly Levi himself. In October, The Associated Press interviewed Johnston and reported that he had left school to work as an apprentice electrician. Palin issued a statement Wednesday clarifying that Johnston is "continuing his online high school work" while he does the apprentice thing.

This begs the question: If someone drops out of school to work as an apprentice electrician, and takes high school classes online, what are we supposed to call them?

Source: Yahoo News

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

McCain Unwilling to Endorse Palin

In yet another news story for to file away in the "This is news?" file, John McCain refused to endorse Sarah Palin for a 2012 run. Although John McCain has thus far refrained from blaming Sarah Palin for his loss, recent comments revealed what his true feelings are about his former running mate. Speaking to ABC's "This Week," McCain was asked whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin could count on his support if she ran for president. This isn't an unreasonable question. After all, by picking her as his running mate, he was essentially arguing that she was the second best person for the job (after himself). His response was: "I can't say something like that. We've got some great other young governors. I think you're going to see the governors assume a greater leadership role in our Republican Party," he said. He then mentioned governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Jon Huntsman of Utah.

Of course, this begs the question - uhhh, why didn't he pick one of them? It's moot now, because he lost, but McCain's response is a slap in the face. Not necessarily a slap in the face to Palin (only an idiot would proclaim support for her now). Rather, is is a slap in the face to the voters whom he steadfastly claimed should vote for him because she was the best candidate for the vice presidency. Sure, no one actually believed him. But that's beside the point. The fact remains that he expected the American people to vote for Palin-McCain, when he apparently didn't really think that much of her. I'd expect more from a "maverick." Perhaps the real mavericky thing to do would have been to admit that she wasn't really qualified and that he blew it by picking her.

Source: CNN

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Palin Screws Up Turkey Pardon

The yearly pardoning of a turkey to spare it from death before Thanksgiving is the ultimate photo op for a governor. It's an easy way to get your name in the press for something no one disagrees with. Unless you are Sarah Palin. She managed to screw up that ceremony by giving an interview about her pardon while another bird was being slaughtered in the background.

While that is certainly funny, her the nonsensical rambling statements she made during the interview are equally funny:

"It's nice to support a local business and just participate in something that isn't so heavy handed politics that invites criticism," Palin said during the interview. "Certainly will probably invite criticism for even doing this too, but at least it was fun." She also said "I am always in charge of the turkey so I am where I need to be today to prepare for that."

Source: CNN