October 5, 2011
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.
My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law. Continue reading →
A new video game is giving players a chance to explore a post-apocalyptic Fox News studio and kill off zombies that resemble famous conservatives including Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck.
“I don’t want to have to interrupt Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or anybody,” he said. “I asked Sarah Palin a direct question. [She] didn’t answer it.” Wallace agreed, and said he was interrupting guests more because they were increasingly relying on talking points instead of answering his questions. More here..
If any of you guys don’t think people like Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and others have not contributed to the climate in this country whether it is against the government, immigrants or so-called minorities you have drunk the kool-aid.
They would not be so much hate on these guys if anyone of them had a championship and put winning over their egos. Whether they like it or not winners right history and anyone else is Charles Barkley. If you want to hear these guys on whether or not Sarah Palin belongs in Playboy click here…
Very interesting take from ex-conservative Andrew Sullivan, on the story that won’t go away about Sarah Palin’s pregnancy, which has been dogged by rumors since she was thrust into the limelight by John McCain in last years presidential campaign.
The rumor is that special needs Baby Trig is not actually hers and that the birth mother is actually her daughter Bristol, who also had an out of wedlock child with Levi Johnston who just recently posed for Playgirl (sounds like an episode of Law and Order).
This bitch fit is not ending anytime soon. Your turn Katie?
Asked if she would ever grant an interview to the anchor again, the “Going Rogue” author said she would rather Couric be in the hot seat. “I want to know if she understands yet what we have to contribute up there in the state of Alaska,” Palin told Fox News.
There has to be some kind of huge ethical violations she is trying to avoid by stepping down as govenor of Alaska.
After Sarah Palin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week she has announced she will be stepping down in a few weeks. In a press conference call this morning, Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin has announced she will not run for re-election and is stepping down as governor.
She had a brief statement. She took no questions.
Her commissioners and Lt. Governor were with her at her home. Palin did not relinquish the reigns of the state to the Lt. Governor while running for vice president.
Lt. Governor Sean Parnell will step in as governor at the end of the month. He was defeated by Congressman Don Young in the Republican primary last year.
Rumors of an “iceberg scandal” have been circulating.
Not a good week for A-Rod. Was part of a crass joke Letterman is now apologizing for involving Bristol Palin, Yankees swept by Boston and fans at the game chanting “You Do Steriods” during his at bats.
Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, was under pressure on Thursday to respond to the discovery that staff members in her state’s government had received and forwarded racist emails about President-Elect Barack Obama.
One of the emails asked about the outcome of the Democrat’s victory and concluded: “Another black family living in government housing!” Another, entitled “Night Befo Crizzmus,” was forwarded dozens of times, according to the state’s information technology division. Administration commissioner Annette Kreitzer said: “It’s embarrassing to the state.”
Mrs Kreitzer said she alerted the office of Mrs Palin, the failed Republican vice presidential candidate in the recent election, about the emails. Continue reading →
(CNN) — A “suspicious” fire devastated the church attended by Alaska Gov. and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Friday night in her hometown of Wasilla, the church’s minister said.
“We have no idea what caused it,” the Rev. Larry Kroon of the Wasilla Bible Church said Saturday, adding that investigators were considering arson and other possible causes.
A ladies’ craft group was in the building when the fire broke out, but they got out safely, Kroon said.
“No one was hurt,” he said.
Central Mat-Su Fire Department Chief James Steele said the department was “treating it as suspicious and as potential arson at this point” but did not elaborate, The Anchorage Daily News reported.
The newspaper said Palin released a statement after the fire in which she said she stopped by the church Saturday morning and offered an apology to the assistant pastor “if the incident is in any way connected to the undeserved negative attention the church has received since she became a vice presidential candidate.” Continue reading →
Tina Fey graces the cover of the January issue of Vanity Fair, and in an interview with Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond inside, her distinctive facial scar is finally explained as a random childhood slashing.
…she and hubby Jeff Richmond note she’s never talked publicly about a mystery slashing incident, which happened when she was 5.
“It was in, like, the front yard of her house, and some body just came up, and she just thought somebody marked her with a pen,” Richmond says.
The “30 Rock” star has refused to discuss the scar. “It’s impossible to talk about it without somehow seemingly exploiting it,” she says.
Says Richmond: “That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. And I think it really informs the way she thinks about her life.”
Fey says talking about the attack would seem like exploiting it.
Says Fey: “It’s really almost like I’m able to forget about it, until I was on-camera, and it became a thing of `Oh, I guess we should use this side’ or whatever. Everybody’s got a better side.”
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have always turned around “South Park” episodes with impressive speed, but Wednesday night was ridiculous.
The latest “Park” was entirely about Barack Obama and John McCain — post election.
Though much of the content could have prepared in advance, the opening was directly from Obama’s Grant Park acceptance speech Tuesday night (complete with those unsettling bulletproof walls). There was also a segment from John McCain’s concession speech.
“We’ve only ever worked on an Obama version,” said Parker and Stone via email, when asked if they prepped two versions in case McCain won. “We followed Vegas odds. If McCain would have won we would have been screwed. It would have been our ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ moment.”
In a nod to the timeliness, the episode was titled “About Last Night.”
A pair calling themselves the “Masked Avengers”, Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel from the Montreal radio station CKOI managed to get through to Governor Sarah Palin posing as President Nicolas Sarkozy .
Palin listens to “Sarkozy” telling her his wife Carla is “hot in bed” and that he is an avid hunter -“just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun”. When he mentions “Nailin’ Paylin”, a pornographic film with a Palin look-alike made by Larry Flynt, she seems to smell a rat but still answers: “Ohh, good, thank you, yes.”
It’s incredible that two comedians could get through to a vice-presidential candidate, though Sarkozy himself is a previous victim. Way back in 1995 I remember writing about the Queen getting tricked in the same way by a Canadian prankster.
Anyway, have a listen yourself. I think it could have been a lot worse for Palin. If someone you think is a foreign leader starts saying off-the-wall and tasteless things then it’s not that surprising that you would humour them and play along a bit. All in all, she comes across fairly well – or at least a lot better than she did in those Katie Couric interviews.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is distantly related to the late Princess Diana and late U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, genealogy experts said on Wednesday.
The governor of Alaska and the princess are tenth cousins, while Palin and Roosevelt are ninth cousins once removed, said Ancestry.com, online genealogists based in Provo, Utah.
The genealogical connections are not the first to gain attention in the U.S. presidential campaign. Last year, Lynne Cheney said she found while tracing her family roots that her husband Vice President Dick Cheney was a distant cousin of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Other researchers discovered Obama is distant cousins with actor Brad Pitt.
“When you’ve got candidates who have deep roots in America, there’s a good chance that they’re going to have some famous cousins,” said Ancestry.com’s chief family historian Megan Smolenyak. Continue reading →
After the New York Daily News revealed that the RNC has shelled out thousands on Sarah Palin and family’s wardrobe so goes and makes this fashion blunder by appearing on the campaign trail with a silk scarf emblazoned with donkeys, which is the motif associated with the Democratic party. Now, she can’t be the stupid…or can she?
Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest.
Public safety officials said in interviews with The Hill that the election, which will end with either the nation’s first black president or its first female vice president, demanded a stronger police presence.
Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors.
Democratic strategists and advocates for black voters say they understand officers wanting to keep the peace, but caution that excessive police presence could intimidate voters. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The news over the weekend that former Republican secretary of state and ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell is endorsing Barack Obama was hardly unexpected.
Powell had been courted by Obama for months, as the junior senator from Illinois sought him out for advice on everything from Iraq to North Korea and all things geopolitical.
And while Powell counts himself as a friend of Sen. John McCain, there was always foreboding in the McCain camp that Powell would, in the end, gravitate towards Obama and his historic candidacy.
Yet the Powell endorsement was not just a pro-forma, “he’s my guy” announcement. Instead, in supporting Obama, Powell decided to get specific — and not only about McCain’s uneven performance during the financial crisis and his judgment (or lack thereof) in choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. Continue reading →
Flynt’s producers posted an anonymous help-wanted ad on Craigslist in L.A. just days after the Republican convention. “Looking for a Sarah Palin look-alike,” read the ad, “for an adult film to be shot in the next 10 days.” The actress would be paid $3,000 for the part, said the ad.
Flynt’s spokesman David Carrillo confirmed to us yesterday that the film has been shot by Hustler Video, but he wouldn’t yet reveal the title. They need only consult bloggers from humorist Mo Rocca to Choire Sicha at Radar, who upon discovery of the ad came up with such gems as “Juneau You Want It” and “Northern Xxxposure.”
The iconoclastic publisher, who was portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” has never hidden his liberal views. In his 2005 book “Sex, Lies and Politics: The Naked Truth,” he eviscerated the Bush administration for what he saw as its violations of U.S. freedoms guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.
Gov. Palin’s spokesman could not be reached by deadline.
At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”
You guys should not be surprised at all, because she has not used her show as a pulpit for Obama. Let this broad wait until the big dance is over. She is lucky she is even getting a shot after talking so badly about Obama.
I just got this video from the good people over at Brave New Films and they encouraged me to pass it on and I am doing just that. Very great video because it shows you the vicious way that Fox News has been attacking Sen. Obama and at what lengths they will go to smear his name.
Did you see Barack Obama go on The O’Reilly Factor last night—right into the belly of the beast? While we didn’t want Obama to appear on FOX initially, he wisely chose the same night John McCain delivered his RNC speech (the same night FOX received some of its highest ratings) to make an appearance. Talk about stealing the GOP’s thunder!
Obama was no doubt trying to appeal to conservative voters, since 88% of FOX viewers voted Republican in 2004. But FOX won’t let their conservative base go without a fight. That’s why O’Reilly needled and interrupted Obama, trying to get him to simplify many of his answers—a far cry from the softballs O’Reilly lobbed at many prominent Republicans like Rudy Giuliani in the past. And that’s why FOX has been attacking Obama with the same relentless smear tactics that they used against John Kerry four years ago. Watch them use the exact same attacks.
Give me a bit and I will post video of his appearance on the O’ Reilly factor.