The sigh-inducing lack of education and A.D.D that boils everything down to good and evil, friends and enemies, and winners and losers.
The shocking effectiveness of confrontational sound-bites.
The devastating one-two punch of this approach enables Palin to inject herself in any major story in the most cynical manner ("blood libel" - are you kidding me?), while cementing an increasingly polarized base of supporters and detractors. Meanwhile, while many are claiming that a village in Alaska is missing an idiot, she's quite happily coining it in and taking advantage of the entire situation.
I would honestly like to see an end to this kind of politician but I fear it's only going to get worse. As a nation, we deserve much more given our uniquely open style of government which is fundamentally insulted by the moronic level of dialog increasingly filling the media. Problems with our debt, the corruptive alliance between Wall Street and DC, the massive and unending unemployment situation, and failing health and education infrastructure aren't going to be addressed with ridiculous sound-bites about momma grisly bears.
It's actually scary how close Palin came to becoming Number Two, and no doubt she'll give it her best shot again in 2012. I just hope Republicans start to coalesce around strong leaders and principles, and leave people like Palin behind to report nonsense on breakfast news shows. While they're at it, ditching their corporate masters might actually do a service to this country too.
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 … more
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 … more
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) … more
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 … more
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 … more
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. … more
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.
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 ...