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ZOMG! She’s gonna run! (maybe)

WTF Week continues as Left Blogistan gets it’s collective panties in a twist over a couple leaked emails:

It has long been speculated that former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin would mount a bid for the White House in 2012. So far, Palin has avoided directly answering questions about her intent. However, internal emails obtained by The Mudflats provide the most conclusive evidence to date that Palin will be running for president, and also indicate a behind-the-scenes rift between the Palins and an Alaskan candidate that they have both publicly endorsed.

An irate email written by Todd Palin seems to confirm his wife’s presidential ambition, and revealed his anger at Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller. The email demands that the treasurer of SarahPAC, Tim Crawford, “hold off on any letter of support for Joe,” and came on the heels of an interview Miller gave to Neil Cavuto on Fox News Sunday.

Wow. Sarah Palin has presidential ambitions and her husband Todd is her most zealous supporter. In other news, scientists have discovered that water is wet.

Actually, the big story here (in a relative sense because it’s not exactly earth-shattering) is that the emails may have been intentionally leaked by supporters of Mike pHuckabee who are working for Joe Miller. From the Other McCain:

“This is the worst sort of betrayal I’ve ever seen,” one source close to Sarah Palin said in describing the leak of an e-mail that Todd Palin sent to Joe Miller, the Alaska GOP Senate candidate.

The source noted that some of Miller’s campaign staff have connections to 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and suggested that these staffers have been advising Miller to distance himself from Palin.

As I’ve said before, the GOP establishment ain’t too keen on Mama Grizzley and there’s a slew of wannabes who want her out of the way. Sarah’s kinda in the same position as Hillary was in 2006 – out in front of the pack but with more enemies than she knows.

It’s gonna be interesting to watch things unfold over the next couple years, but barring a miracle (Hillary 2012) we’re looking at lose-lose come November 2012.

BTW – Just so you know what kind of guy old Robert Stacy McCain is, here’s a couple quotes:

I have said that the best thing for Huckabee to do would be to spend two weeks in an intensive cram course on Austrian economics at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, disabusing himself of any inclination toward “social justice” concepts. The U.S. government is not the First Baptist Church soup kitchen, OK?

Yep, The Other McCain is a randy Randian who thinks we’re on the Road to Serfdom.

Here’s what he had to say about our friend Susie from Philly:

She’s obviously got anger issues of the sort that raise the question, “If a tree falls in the forest, and there are no Republicans around to blame, who does Susie Madrak cuss at?”

Singling me out among the bloggers laughing at her absurd rage, Madrak writes, “Imagine, this guy thinks I’m ugly!”

Did I ever say any such thing? I merely remarked on “the demonstrably greater pulchritude of [conservative] lady-bloggers” — a neutral, objective fact – and certainly I did not offer myself as anyone’s aesthetic beau ideal.


Maybe it’s not your fault you’re ugly, but it’s nobody else’s fault, either. Yet how often have we seen this phenomenon of unattractive women who spend their lives angry at the world, as if their ugliness were somebody else’s fault? Indeed, this phenomenon has a name: Feminism.



50 Responses

  1. Personally if Hillary doesn’t run…I hope Sarah does because I am not voting for the current CIC. He has been the worst President for the middle class I’ve ever seen.

    I think Sarah would be good because she really governs like a democrat!

  2. Can’t wait for the screaming, hair on fire, running around (even more than before) that the failbots will be doing. If we could only deal with them like they do in the movie Zombieland.

  3. Okay, you started. How fab, Klown. I hope you are on it, bigtime. ps: that pH was fab. And fP is fab too. Thank you. xxoo!

  4. For fun, check out Jeralyn’s screed over at Talk “Centrist” about Bristol Palin not getting kicked off DWTS last night.


    “The politicization of the show this season, casting this unaccomplished, untalented, non-star with no resume of her own, only because her mother is famous and polarizing which will bring in viewers, has left a permanent sour taste.”


    And yes, Margret Cho forgot part of her choreography and it was obvious for everyone to see she was messing up.

    • Get out the popcorn. TL has a new topic to ride as long at Bristol is there. Because as we all know, Bristol is eeeeeevil.

    • Of course that show has always been about looks more than talent. Duh, it’s TV. But never mind that…

      • I didn’t even think the show was particularly about talent. It isn’t like this is a show casting unknowns with potential.

        The show is about celebrity. They pick people covered in the tabloid media to teach a skill set to and see how far they can go.

    • ObamaNation’s obsession with Bristol shows how truly deranged they are. She’s a kid for heavens sake. And she comes across as a very sweet kid. Using her as a punching bag only makes the Koolaid Krowd look completely unhinged.

  5. It’s definitely getting ugly out there. And the ugliness is coming from both sides of the street.

    And what a surprise: Palin is running in 2012. I’m not sure why Todd Palin is having a hissy-fit. Palin hinted about this possibility last week or the week before that, saying if no one else was running [haha], she’d throw her hat in the ring. Is it the funding issue? Or just ruining the coy performance? Not sure. Doesn’t mean much to me in any case because I’m not a Palin supporter.

    But if she’s in? Get prepared for a disgusting repeat of 2008. They’ll do their best to shred her. And remarkably? Many Republicans will be in on the savaging. That’s not something I’m looking forward to.

  6. I’m not surprised to hear the emails were leaked by Huckabee supporters. They strike me as a bunch of disruptive children. When I attended the Hillary rally in Seattle in ’08, there was a very small group of jerks holding signs calling Hillary a liar and other nasty stuff. After the rally, I went up to them to take a picture of what I thought to be “Obots” and they corrected me and said they were not Obama supporters, they were Huckabee supporters. Not a nice group of people.

  7. I personally think Palin will “somehow” be kept from the nomination.

    Come hell or high water, the RNC is gonna back someone else. (maybe even a relative no name)

    • relative no name
      Or a relative. Jeb anyone.

      Now that would be a fascinating choice for Americans, Bush III or Bush IV.

    • <<<>>

      Who’s going to Iowa?
      We’ll be watching who visits DesMoines in the next 4 months.

      Sarah becomes stronger and more defiant with every stone that’s thrown at her.
      That takes real political courage.
      Something I see lacking in the current crop in DC.
      It will make for a helluva ride in the primaries and general 2012.

  8. I expect a repeat performance of Dem primaries ’08, with Palin getting similar treatment with the Repub party and their major “acceptable” players doing what it takes to keep her from wining, including cheating like we saw in ’08.

    Of course there are three big differences: Sarah is no Hillary; on the other hand she may be less loyal to the Repubs so they may want to be careful; and finally she knows what’s coming more than Hillary did.

    Guessing the Dem primary will be a real snoozer. At least the Repub one might be popcorn worthy.

    • I think she’s expecting the GOP insiders to shun her; that;s why she’s working hard to get the TP support and building her own network of supporters. One would expect Nikki Haley et al to support Palin’s bid, after all.

      • ITA we both your comments. It’s true that Palin is no Hillary but that may work in her favor. She’s shrewd and something tells me she knows how to play dirty without messing up her hair. It kills me when ObamaNation calls her stupid, because that woman is crazy like fox.

  9. You guys probably already read this, but if not?


    ps: how interesting that book was that the guy who silenced RD wrote — from the article you reffed above. Looks like he was on it.

  10. nice porcine photo.
    Perhaps lipstick would help?

  11. Personally Palin should distance herself from Miller. The guy is arguing the federal government has no authority to enact employment laws. Taken to the extreme this guy could make us the next China where everyone is working for $2 a day, including children. He’s bonzo and definitely the wrong direction for anyone with a populist bent to go.

    • What would be funny would be if Palin came out and publicly said what an ass Miller was and that she was now backing Lisa, and that everyone should vote for her.

      • It would be popcorn munching funny. Not very politically savvy though. Politicians don’t admit mistakes these days. Instead they utter “who could have ever imagined.” I doubt Sarah will break that mold. She’s certainly been all pol and less political honesty when it comes to inciting the tea partiers.

      • What would be REALLY funny would be if Palin won the GOP nomination and during her acceptance speech she admitted she was bisexual and had an abortion when she was 17.

        The exploding heads would be bipartisan.

  12. I have to admit, I kind of go “aww” everytime Todd defends Sarah. It’s just so unusual (and sad that it’s unusual) to see such a supportive political husband. Those two really do seem to be living close to the ideal feminist marriage partnership.

  13. I just commented on a nonexistent thread. What happens to the comment?

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