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She is demonstrably ignorant and quit halfway through her term

  • Feb 9, 2011
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 As a longtime follower of politics, I am surprised by the power Sarah Palin has in the American political environment. She repeatedly demonstrates that she lacks the knowledge to run any major organization, for example she thought Africa was a country. She also lacks the courage and decency to complete her term as governor of Alaska, opting to resign and offering some of the lamest excuses ever put forward in American politics.
 Her political star will fall quickly as the Republican Party prepares to select a presidential candidate for the 2012 election.  The established political machinery that knows the party must appeal to independents will gently and then more forcefully marginalize her and hit her down when she makes yet another absurd statement.  The Republicans learned their lesson in the 2010 midterms with the ignorant female senate candidates in Delware and Nevada. Those were two seats that the Republicans would have won if they had picked more established and intelligent candidates and they know it.  
 Commentators on the left and right have all said that her only hope to be a political star again was to take time off, study the issues and history so that she can engage in an intelligent conversation. She has not done that, her negatives remain high and a strong majority believes that she is not qualified to be president. My only regret about the 2008 election was that Hillary Clinton was not named the vice presidential candidate on the Democratic side. She would have de-whatevered Palin had there been a debate between them.
 Finally, Sarah Palin is an insult to all of the professional women that have worked their way upward by studying and thinking hard. That demographic will never accept her.  

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April 16, 2011
Maybe if we all stop talking about her she will float away on her little imaginary cloud of manure !
 
April 02, 2011
Even McCain didn't want her, that must mean something. But if you want to talk about not too bright, let's talk about "Birther" Donald Trump showing off his own birth certificate...which wasn't really a birth certificate at all. Embarrassed much, Donald?
 
March 14, 2011
I think your headline truly demonstrates who's "demonstrably ignorant."
March 15, 2011
If you were to read the book "Game Change" by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin you will find some comments by the people in the McCain campaign. They were astounded at her lack of knowledge and among other things say that Palin did not even know that Africa was a continent. My daughter learned that when she was four. To simply dismiss a lack of knowledge of candidates in favor of political ideology is a dangerous path to take in our extremely complex world.
 
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review by . January 19, 2011
posted in Big Government
I suppose the good news is that Palin is eminently forgettable. Folks will be quoting Ronald Reagan and William Buckley long after Palin is gone, but are very unlikely to find her much of an inspiration any more than Dan Quayle will be. Her name will be forgotten in the sands of time while the intellectual giants of American politics, whether conservative, liberal, libertarian, or otherwise will be remembered. Heck, most Tea Partiers I know don't like her. She is eminently unelectable and yet she …
review by . January 13, 2011
posted in Big Government
Calling Sarah Palin "divisive" seems like an abuse of the word, when you almost have to create a new word in the Urban Dictionary to describe her. Maybe to go "Palin" as a verb would be better:   Boss: "I went Palin on my staff and now none of them trust each other."   Supervisor: "Divide and conquer - those years of Latin must be paid off."   Boss: "Someone just set fire to the copier machine." The Problem With Palin© …
review by . November 17, 2009
This is the first time I've reviewed an actual politician.  It's hard to be "unbiased" in this sense, but Sarah Palin is an interesting woman.  When Palin is on television... or when she speaks... people listen.  I listen.  Politics is not one of my strong suits, but I paid an enormous amount of time to the past election and I tend to watch a lot of the news and read a lot of things.  Blogs, comments... youtube comments (which will turn you into a retard) …
review by . August 28, 2010
posted in Politics Your Way
Country girl goes to the
It never ceases to amaze me to see how many undereducated people get a gig as a talking head on TV.  The shame of Sarah Palin's story is that she was done a political disservice by McCain.  I may not agree with all of her views; however, she was a rising star in the GOP and if she had been developed properly, she could have been a great leader and possibly very viable candidate for president someday.  Unfortunately, I believe that her reputation was severely damaged with her Kattie …
review by . November 17, 2009
A diamond in the rough??
She is a person who resonates with the folks in middle America who "cling to their guns and religion."   Her new book "Going Rogue: An American Life" has been a runaway bestseller for weeks much to the consternation of her political enemies.  At the same time Sarah Palin remains the primary target of the slings and arrows of the "chattering" class of liberal politicians,  those in electronic and print journalism, the Hollywood …
review by . November 22, 2009
There's a reason why McCain and Company kept her under wraps.
Sarah Palin is what's wrong with so called "middle America".  She is the face of intolerance, ignorance and lack of education.  Whenever she opens her mouth nothing but trouble emerges from it.  Palin should have never even been considered as a running mate for the Republican Party in 2008.  During the 2008 elections, the Grand Old Party was so desperate for votes that they nominated her in a desperation move to try and court the disappointed Hillary Clinton supporters.  …
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
posted in Politics Your Way
Sarah Palin is a dangerous, irresponsible religious fanatic. She was unfit for the mayor's office in Wasilla and certainly has no business either seeking or picking folks for higher offices.
Quick Tip by . August 15, 2010
A true beleiver which is fine. Not ready for prime time. She could have been a great conservative leader had she been developed properly. Now she has painted herself in a political corner as unprepared, ala Dan Quayle. I hope she sticks to making money, I could never vote for her as Pres.
Quick Tip by . April 11, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Anyone naive enough to compare nuclear retaliation with a schoolyard fight should be kept as far away from politics as possible. So stupid!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Way to go Sarah Palin. Keep up the good work. It is about time a woman that is not afriad to be womanly survive in the man's world of politics.
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Sarah Louise Palin; née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician who served as Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009. She was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2008.

Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska, city council from 1992 to 1996 and the city's mayor from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until her resignation in 2004. She was elected Governor of Alaska in November 2006. Palin became the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest person ever elected governor of that state.

In 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Palin as his running mate in that year's presidential election, making her the second female candidate and the first Alaskan candidate of either major party on a national ticket, as well as the first female vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Since the defeat of the McCain-Palin ticket in the 2008 election, there has been speculation that she may run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

On July 3, 2009, Palin announced she would not seek reelection as governor and that she was resigning, effective July 26, 2009, eighteen months prior to the completion of her first term. She cited ethics complaints that had been filed following her selection as running mate to John McCain as the reason for her ...
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Birth Date: February 11, 1964
Gender: Female
Party Affiliation: Republican
State: Alaska
Country: United States of America
Movie Writing Credits: The Undefeated
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