Sarah Palin is the first politician to come along in decades who is truly one of "We The People". The distance between Alaska and Washington,DC has never been more apparant than when you hear this lady speak.
Relaxed, Confident,feminine and totally unafraid of the left wing media that so terrifies the belt-way bunch. She comes off as someone who lives next door to you and come by to borrow a cup of sugar, or offer to pick up your kids from school.

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Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 7:19am.

And that in itself makes you wonder. You always hear of the Dems and inclusion of all. I still can't get over the pure slamming of her that is spewed here daily.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Mon, 09/29/2008 - 12:52pm.'re not in Kansas anymore. And McCain should have really put his "Country First" by choosing a qualified VP instead of pandering to the "Young Earth" crowd. Most of us expect more from a potential VP than a "relaxed, confident, feminine" running mate who believes that dinosaurs and humans once coexisted. That's fine for some of y'all to believe in but please don't bring that horse-dung nonsense into the White House.

But hey, I really want McSame to keep Sarah "I see Putin" Palin on the ticket, since she seems to be dragging him down in the polls on a weekly basis. She's served her purpose, which was to rally the base and get the right-wing fundies on his side, something that Lieberman (oy, too Jewish!), Romney (eeek, a Mormon!) and Giuliani (OMG - he's pro-choice!) could not have done.

Dorothy - can I borrow that cup o' sugar? It will come in handy when we're all standing in the soup line.

"You can lead a Republican to the truth, but you can't make him think."

Submitted by mgarlow on Mon, 09/29/2008 - 12:45pm.

When the day comes that I need someone to borrow a cup of sugar from, or to pick up the kids from school, I'll hire a nanny or a chef, if I have to. Debasing the qualifications of an office one heartbeat away from the greatest levers of power, leadership, and demands to the level of a nanny is pure folly. The lady governor of Alaska is in no position to be qualified for the job. Unfortunately, this was not of her doing, but her dizzy acceptance of the position is her fault. It is McCain who has tried to foist this charade upon the nation. It is he who really is responsible for all of this. McCain's supposedly maverick dashing behaviour is on full display, and it is not good. It is as dangerous in folly as is/was the incompetence of George W. Bush, and look at the mess he has made. George W. Bush has made a mess of every project he has gotten into. In every case, someone came in and bailed him out. His latest project (the presidency) is no exception. Now the taxpayers have to bail him out for his incompetence in running the country into the ground. This is no cup of suar.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 6:09pm.

If she's so unafraid of the left wing media why has she had only 2 press conferences since the conventions as compared to Biden's 54?

She's a total disaster for McCain and a delight for Democrats, unless she actually wins the election.

I'll agree that she's qualified to borrow sugar from or pick up the kids at school. My worry is with her negotiating with Putin or handling Chavez. For me that requires a different set of qualifications.

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Submitted by muddle on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 6:18pm.

Putin's house is practically next door to Sarah's. They're neighbors! And I'll bet Putin likes hockey, too. She could offer rides to games and such. And I'm absolutely certain that she would loan him a cup of sugar if asked. And she likes to wave at him when he flies overhead. All of this could lay the groundwork for very positive foreign relations.


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Submitted by muddle on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 7:01am.

These just get better.

Tina Palin Fey

I love it when she asks to use one of her lifelines--phone a friend. And doing the map in the air with her hands--"Here's Alaska, this is water, and this is Russia right up there"--is a stroke of comedic genius. Note that much/most of Palin's actual answer to Couric regarding the 700 billion is left intact. Why change it?


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Submitted by Main Stream on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 7:07am.

I just wonder if she will be warmly greeted, back into Alaska, if McCain loses the election. Or will she be tarred and feathered?

I saw a protest sign on the internet the other day, at an anti-Palin rally which read: "Hey Sarah, I see the end of your political career from my house."


"You can lead a Republican to the truth, but you can't make him think."

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Submitted by muddle on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 7:31am.

At first, I was trying to be careful not to allow her accent to influence my assessment. And it isn't helpful when she consistently drops the "g" from "-ing"--"I'll tell ya somethin."

But even reading accent-neutral transcripts, you can see that her replies are often just incoherent cobblings together of cliches and catch phrases.

I am sorry for her. I really am. The stress has got to be immense.

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Submitted by dawn69 on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 7:49am.

I am sorry for Sarah too. Her appeal seems to be that so many feel that they can relate to her more so than is typical of politicians. Her speach @ the convention felt genuine (especially since her teleprompter quit half way through and she had to improvise). But I am becoming increasingly concerned about her ability to hold her own with the Big Dogs. She's green and needs so much more growth.

I'm with you about the accent thing. She might as well be saying "There ain't no....".

Submitted by Bonkers on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 4:59pm.

She sounds like from your description just the person to succeed John McCain if he dies!
She could have a cup of coffee with Putin and the Chinese President.
She could walk down wall street, stopping at Bloomingdales and Sacs, and just scare the dickens out of them!
I'll just bet you she could convince congress to pass anything! She is so purdy!

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